Cholesterol Education Month is dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of high cholesterol levels.1 Nearly 2 out of 3 adults with high cholesterol do not have their condition under control, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).2 High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke — two leading causes of death in the United States….
Immunizations, such as vaccinations, can help save health plan dollars. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vaccinations will help save $295 billion in direct costs and approximately $1.38 trillion in total societal costs.1 In fact, vaccinations are estimated to help prevent 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years….


Tuesday, 18 July 2017
High deductibles and copays for hospital stays can be tough to manage. The cost of hospital stays in the U.S. has doubled over the last 15 years to an average of $2,200 per day.* And this number does not even include the cost of major procedures, ambulance fees, and other charges that may apply. That’s why we offer our customers the option to choose a Guardian® Hospital Indemnity Plan that can help bridge the gap between their plan members’ health coverage and their out-of-pocket costs when an illness or injury leads to needed treatment at a hospital….


Tuesday, 18 July 2017
  Say hello to the future of health care It’s a tumultuous time in the health care industry. Health care reform, regulatory mandates, and plan design innovations require the industry to embrace new technologies that help plan sponsors improve the quality and delivery of health care while managing their overall costs. That new reality inspired us to evaluate our entire infrastructure to ensure we are prepared to help customers meet the challenges of next generation health care….
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 72,000 people in the United States were diagnosed with melanomas of the skin in 2013;1 approximately 9,400 deaths were caused by melanomas that same year.1 Not only is skin cancer the most common form of cancer in the U.S.,…
AmeriHealth Administrators is pleased to announce that our clients can now offer the College Tuition Benefit® to their members when they purchase either employer-paid or voluntary Guardian Hospital Indemnity insurance, as well as two additional designated Guardian insurance products (Basic Life, Voluntary Life, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Accident, Cancer, or Critical Illness insurance)….


Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Why self-funding? The health care landscape has changed dramatically over the past few years. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), regulatory changes, and the movement to stem rising costs have employers evaluating their options. The flexibility of a self-funded plan may be the best way to address these new challenges. That’s why more and more employers are turning to self-funding for strategies that help control costs and improve health….
Men’s Health Week was established to heighten awareness of preventable health problems that commonly effect men. Each June, this national observance gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for common diseases and injuries. The importance of men’s preventive screenings According to the Men’s Health Network,…
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has declared May to be National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. May is a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers — and a perfect time to educate your population on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle with asthma and allergies. Nearly 25 million people, or 8 percent of the U.S….
Since 1987 the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month each April. This observance has been designated by the NCADD to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma, and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States: 17.6 million people,…