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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.
COVID-19 Antibody & Antigen Test Results Explained- Positive vs. Negative Results
COVID-19 diagnostic tests detect an active infection and antibody tests are used to check if an individual has been previously infected with the coronavirus. This is what your COVID test results mean: A positive antibody test result means the person has been exposed to the virus and a negative test result means the person does not have antibodies for the virus. Positive and negative antigen test results are also explained.
Health insurance premiums to increase in 2021, 4 things to know
13 health insurance plans in the state of NY proposed premium increases of at least 11%. The average Bronze plan costs $550 in NYC, this could increase to $660 or $770 in 2021. Proposed raise for 2021: Oscar 19.10%, Fidelis (New York Quality Healthcare Corp) 18.80%, HealthPlus HP, LLC (Formerly Empire)*16.60%, UnitedHealthcare of New York In 13.80%, MetroPlus, 9.60%, Emblem (HIP) 9.50%, MVP Health Plan, 6.70%, CDPHP 4.30%, Healthfirst PHSP, Inc. 2.40%, Healthfirst Insurance Company, Inc., 1.80%, Excellus, 1.50%, Healthnow New York, -1.90%, IHBC -3.70%.
How Much Does A COVID Test Cost At Urgent Care? Between $100 and $200
While COVID testing is supposed to be free, many people are being charged for tests. Based on research on the top 23 urgent care chains in the U.S., we determined that most COVID diagnostic tests cost between $100 and $200. You can be charged additional fees for seeing a provider or laboratory testing. CityMD and GoHealth provide no-cost PCR Covid tests but may charge additional fees. Real people share the bills they've received from urgent care centers after getting a Covid test.
How To Dispute A Medical Bill? Steps On How To Win
Here are 8 steps to help you dispute a medical, hospital, or ER bill. More than half of Americans have received a surprise medical bill. And while there are various factors that are in play, you may be able to fight or dispute them. Among surprise charges, the top categories are physical services (53%), lab tests (51%), hospital facility charge (43%), imaging (35%), and prescription drugs (29%).
Does My Employer Have To Offer Me Health Insurance?
Employee health insurance is an essential area to consider when considering a position. You may question whether your employer is required to provide a health insurance plan or not- but it actually depends on various factors. U.S. employers with 50 or more full-time employees are required to offer these full-time workers compliant health insurance coverage. These employers must also provide proof of that offer of coverage to the IRS with year-end forms 1095-C and 1094-C.
Where & How To Get Tested For STDs Without Insurance?
You can get a full STD panel with Mira ($99), CityMD ($350), Planned Parenthood ($130-$270), or at an NYC Sexual Health Clinic. Free STD testing may be offered through your city’s DOH. Without insurance, STD testing will cost between $100- $300.
When will the stay-at-home order end?
A guide to up-to-date guidelines for stay-at-home orders by state. Understand what you are allowed to do under safer-at-home, stay-at-home, and shelter-in-place orders. See what reopening will look like by state.¬†New York City, Los Angeles.
How long can I stay on my parent's health insurance?
Health insurance is extremely important to have. And up until you're 26, you are most likely covered under your parent's insurance plan even if you are married, went away to school, have or adopt a child, or decline an employer's health plan.
When will gyms, restaurants, and hair salons reopen? Timeline in 50 states
Update July 1st 2020: Reopening dates and guidelines for restaurants, hair salons, gyms, and other small businesses post Coronavirus in 50 states according to research from the University of Washington. New York City NY, Los Angeles CA, Chicago IL, Houston TX, New Jersey, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia PA, Florida, Maryland.
What is COVID-19 contact tracing & how does it work?
Contact tracing is a great defense in slowing the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19. By alerting those who have been in close contact with someone who has been infected, the spread of the virus can slow along with social distancing and testing. Read more for jobs in contact tracing, the concern of privacy, and how contact tracing with be done. Contact tracing works by public health staff warning the exposed individuals (contacts) of their potential exposure as rapidly and sensitively as possible.
Home Exercise: How to Stay Fit During Quarantine
Staying active is always important for all areas of your health. With many gyms closed, you may find it difficult to stay active. Here is a comprehensive article on staying fit during the COVID-19 lockdown and how to stay safe if going to gyms.¬†
Is Pet Insurance Worth the Cost? And How Much Are they?
Pet insurance is a great option for your dog or cat, similar to regular health insurance, but is it truly worth the cost? In this article, we will talk about what pets qualified for insurance, what are the options in in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Washingon DC, Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco