How To Avoid A Surprise Bill For a COVID Test?
The CARES Act and Families First Coronavirus Relief Act are supposed to ensure free COVID-19 testing for everybody, including people without insurance. However, numerous patients have received bills of hundreds of dollars after receiving a COVID-19 test. Here's how to avoid receiving a surprise bill in the mail after receiving care.
5 Best Last-Minute Gifts For Millennials - 2020 Holiday Season
With no time left to run to the store or place that final Amazon order, it’s time to turn to our digital gift guide of 2020. Here are the best 5 last-minute virtual gifts for Millennials under $100. Peloton Membership, HeadSpace, Mira, Disney +, MasterClass, and Nuuly.
$600 COVID Second Stimulus Check - Everything you need to know
People who earned less than $75,000 in 2019 will receive the full $600 direct payment while those who earn more than $99,000 will receive none. The amount will decrease by $5 for every $100 additional income above the $75,000 threshold for individuals and $174,000 for couples.
The Ultimate Guide For Unemployed Health Insurance Options
If you do not have a job or are unemployed, there a few options to get health insurance coverage. Here is a guide to health insurance if you are unemployed. If you recently lost your job, you can either keep your current plan if you qualify for COBRA or purchase a new plan on the Marketplace. You may qualify for COBRA if you recently quit your job, lost your job, or reduced the number of hours you work. COBRA only applies to private-sector or local/state government groups that have more than 20 employees.
How Much Does Tamiflu Cost? With or without insurance
Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) is an antiviral drug prescribed for individuals who have the influenza virus. Tamiflu is used to treat people 2 weeks of age and older who have the flu (influenza A and B viruses). Tamiflu is covered by 68% of insurance plans. Tamiflu costs between $60 and $75 with insurance. Tamiflu costs up to $250 or $135 for the generic version without insurance. At CVS, the average cost of Tamiflu without insurance is $115.50.
Is Christmas 2020 Canceled?
Christmas is canceled if you cannot host a safe Christmas gathering. In this article, we outline whether or not Christmas 2020 is canceled. Some alternative ideas for a safe Christmas include keeping dinners to only members of your household, have dinner outside, social distancing, keeping windows and doors open, and wearing masks unless eating, in this case, Christmas may not be canceled. In terms of traveling for Christmas, you should analyze your risk and your mode of transportation. If gathering with family members from outside your community, it is advised that everyone quarantines or minimizes contact with other people for the two weeks leading up to Christmas. Some states have holiday COVID guidelines.
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.¬†
Is It Safe To Travel For The Holidays?
Due to coronavirus COVID-19, there are travel bans and travel restrictions in multiple states in the U.S. as well as international countries. Public health officials are advising against traveling for the Holidays. It's safest to stay home this Holiday season. And states such as Florida, Georgia, and Illinois 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, Texas, Orlando, Hawaii.
Do Masks Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19? States That Require Face Masks
According to researchers, masks are very effective in preventing the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. This article explains the benefits of wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic, which masks are best, and how to properly wear masks. In 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.