Mira Healthcare Resources
Our in-house team synthesizes scientific research and translates them into easy-to-digest content for you to get educated on the latest health and healthcare information.
When is Peak Flu Season?
Flu season in the U.S. is typically from October until April; however, the national peak of cases typically occurs in the first week of February.
Healthfirst Catastrophic Plan vs. Fidelis Care Catastrophic Plan
This article provides a detailed look at two catastrophic plans: Healthfirst and Fidelis Care. Catastrophic plans are meant for young and healthy individuals who do not regularly seek medical attention. Overall, Fidelis Care seems to be a more cost-effective plan, as it has a lower monthly premium.
Empire BlueCross BlueShield Bronze vs. UnitedHealthcare Bronze
Both HMO plans offer very similar services and payment plans. Both plans have a deducible of $5,500, give some reimbursement for a gym membership, and charge 50% coinsurance after deducible for services such as preventative care, primary care, specialty visits, and urgent care.
EmblemHealth Silver Bold vs. Oscar Health Saver Silver
However, EmblemHealth requires a referral to see a specialist and Oscar does not require a referral. EmblemHealth and Oscar cover different hospitals in New York City, so you may want to consider your proximity to each hospital when picking a plan. Overall, we recommend Oscar Health's Saver Silver plan as it enables more flexibility and has positive reviews regarding customer service and user satisfaction.
Oscar Health Simple Bronze vs. UnitedHealthcare Compass Bronze
UnitedHealthcare Compass Bronze has a 38% higher monthly premium when compared to Oscar Bronze, however, when it comes to in-network hospital coverage, UnitedHealthcare has more prominent hospitals covered when compared to Oscar. UnitedHealthcare also offers gym reimbursement where Oscar does not.
How To Tell if It’s the Flu, Common Cold or COVID-19
The flu and COVID-19 are all respiratory tract infections that can affect your sinuses, nose, throat, windpipe, and or lungs, but the characteristic symptom of COVID-19 is loss of taste and smell.
Oscar Health Classic Silver vs. UnitedHealthcare Compass Silver- Reviews & Which is best?
UnitedHealthcare has a 25% higher monthly premium than Oscar Health does, not have direct messaging, and you need a referral to see a specialist. However, UnitedHealthcare has more prominent in-network NYC hospitals and includes gym member reimbursement. UnitedHealthcare would be the better option as long as you can pay a little more for the monthly premium and you don't mind needing a referral to see a specialist.
Oscar Health Classic Bronze vs. Empire BlueCross BlueShield Bronze- Reviews & Which is best?
EmpireBlueCross BlueShield bronze has a higher monthly premium and deductible when compared to Oscar Health Classic Bronze. However, EmpireBlueCross also offers more in-network hospital coverage and partial gym reimbursement, making it the better option if you can afford it.
EmblemHealth Bronze vs. Healthfirst Bronze- Reviews & Which one's best?
While EmblemHealth Bronze and Healthfirst Bronze are relatively similar plans, there are some important differences to be aware of. EmblemHealth's bronze plan has a 32% higher monthly premium when compared to Healthfirst. Healthfirst does not require a referral to see a specialist whereas EmblemHealth does require a referral. EmblemHealth also offers more in-network hospital coverage. If basing plans off reviews, EmblemHealth has slightly better reviews with a A+ rating on Better Business Bureau. For a less expensive plan without the need to see a specialist for a referral, we recommend Healthfirst Bronze.¬†
How Much Do Lab Tests Cost Without Insurance in 2023?
Lab tests without insurance, lab tests can cost over $1000. CBC can cost $140 - $622, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone test can cost $150 - $1,139, Lipid Panel can cost $303 - $843, Basic Metabolic Panel can cost $330 - $1309, and Urinalysis can cost $129 - $643. Contact us to learn more about how much you can save on labs
Empire BlueCross Silver vs Healthfirst Silver - Reviews & Which is best?
Empire Blue Cross silver plan is the more expensive option that costs almost 39% more than the HealthFirst silver plan. Both plans have a similar deductible and copay amount by design. HealthFirst offers better access to specialists since you would not need a referral while with Empire Blue Cross you would need one from a primary care provider or similar.
The Best Health Insurance for College Students 2021
The average student health insurance plan costs between $1500 and $2500 per year. If you already have coverage via your parents, you can apply for a waiver and opt-out of the university student health plan. Alternatives to student health insurance include ACA plans, Medicaid, and Mira.