Empire BlueCross BlueShield Bronze vs. UnitedHealthcare Bronze
In this article, we help break down two bronze plans: Empire BlueCross BlueShield Bronze and 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. While UnitedHealthcare Bronze has better reviews pertaining to customer service satisfaction, the monthly premium for Empire BlueCross BlueShield is over $100 cheaper than that of UnitedHealthcare bronze. This BlueCross BlueShield may be the better option if you need to save money this year on your premiums.¬†
Empire BlueCross Silver Health Plan 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. Though more expensive, the Empire Blue Cross plan does provide access to top-tier research academic medical centers - i.e. NYU Langone. Health¬†First does give you access to Mount Sinai, which is a fine medical institution in NYC. Overall, HealthFirst has very similar features but at a lower cost. We advise that you evaluate your specialist need before picking the right plan.
List of Reopening Gyms in NYC- Equinox, NYSC, Blink, Crunch Fitness
Governor Cuomo is allowing gyms in New York to reopen beginning on August 24th 2020. Since many gyms need to adjust to newly implemented protocols, the soonest gyms will realistically reopen is around September 2nd. New protocols for reopening include 33% maximum capacity, mandatory mask wearing, 6 feet social distancing, and health checks. Equinox, NYSC, Blink, and Crunch Fitness are all planning on reopening in the coming weeks. Although these gyms have not announced new prices in light of COVID-19, most are offering a free trial or a lowered initiation fee for first time members. In order to avoid getting COVID-19 at the gym, wash your hands upon entry and exit, bring your own disinfectant supplies, wear a mask, and avoid peak times.¬†
COVID-19 State by State Travel Restrictions
Due to coronavirus COVID-19, there are travel bans and travel restrictions in multiple states in the U.S. as well as international countries. Many European countries are open to air travel but are currently not allowing U.S. citizens. Countries such as Columbia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina are closed for travel right now. And states such as Arkansas,¬†California, and Colorado do not have statewide restrictions. Many states and countries require a negative test result before entering and you must self- quarantine for 14 days once you return. New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Houston, Orlando, Hawaii
Is It Mandatory To Wear A Mask? States That Require Face Masks
Guidance on wearing a mask has been confusing. We are offering a comprehensive guide to wearing a face-covering in public. This article explains the benefits of wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic, which masks are best, and how to properly wear masks.¬†It some states it is mandatory to wear a mask. States that require masks are Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
How to tell if you have sun poisoning and what helps treat sun poisoning? Advice from a dermatologist
As we sit out in the sun and enjoy the summer, we should be cautious and attentive to our sun exposure. Sun poisoning is a severe case of sunburn caused by exposure and lack of protection from the sun. You can tell if you have sun poisoning by the symptoms you develop, such as tingling and pain on your skin, redness, and blistering. Sun poisoning is typically self-treating unless you develop a more severe condition such as skin-cancer.
How to dispute a medical bill? Steps on how to win
8 tips to help you dispute 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%).
Is my employer required to provide health insurance in 2020?
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 tested for basic and full pannel STDs in New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Los Angeles with Mira ($50 or less), Urgent Care Clinic - CityMD ($350), Planned Parenthood ($130-$270), or NYC Sexual Health Clinic. Tests include chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes I and II, hepatitis B and C, and HIV (strains I and II).
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.¬†
What Does Shortness of Breath Feel Like? A Lung Doctor Explains Coronavirus Symptoms
Coronavirus COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, so it's widely known that there's an effect on the lungs. Some symptoms include a fever, a dry cough, and shortness of breath (difficult breathing, dyspnea or breathlessness). But what does shortness of breath really feel like? When should I be worried? Dr. Haala Rokadia, MD, explains what COVID-19 is and what the symptoms may feel like, depending on the severity of the case.