January Health Observance: Cervical Health Awareness Month

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and there’s a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer. (source) HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. About 79 million Americans currently have HPV, but many people with HPV don’t know they are infected. HPV is also a major cause of cervical cancer. Each year, more... Read More

Fewer PPO Plans Offered on Exchange for 2016

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On November 25th, Kaiser Health News reported that insurers are offering fewer PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) plans for 2016, primarily due to cost.  HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) plans–closed network, silver level–are rising in cost from $274 to $299, a 9 percent increase. Concurrently, the least expensive PPO–open access, silver level–premiums are rising from$291 to $339, a 17 percent increase. The main difference between HMO... Read More