Archive for the ‘Lower Medical Costs’ Category

You Can’t Plan for Accidents. But You Can Plan for What Happens Afterwards

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

More than six years ago, ColoHealth’s very own Melissa Moon was in a horrible car accident with her husband, son and daughter. Even though the car rolled several times, everyone made it out virtually unharmed—except for Melissa. Melissa ended up with a hip that was broken in two places. She was out of work for three months.

While car accidents are never good, Melissa’s situation wouldn’t have been as devastating had she had an accident plan. Yes, some accident plans do cost up to $64 a month for a family plan, but that will cover up to $10,000 worth of damages incurred in a non-work-related accident. read more

Accident Insurance Can Prevent Costly Medical Expenses!

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
Wiley and Family Skiing

Plunging temperatures and falling snow signify one thing to most Coloradans – ski season! In addition to skiing, there are a multitude of other winter activities that keep us healthy and active during the coldest months of the year. Our family prefers skiing and snowboarding, but there are also popular snowmobiling trails, cross-country and snowshoeing expeditions, and any number of other outdoor sports. Every enthusiast can easily find a way to enjoy the cold weather! read more

How to Plan for the Best Maternity Care

Thursday, September 26th, 2013
childbirth costs colorado

Health care costs in America are the highest in the world, hands down, and our way of birth is no exception. Maternity care costs can range from anywhere between $4,000 and upwards of $45,000! Because of these numbers, soon-to-be-parents are both thrilled and terrified – thrilled to meet their bundle of joy, but terrified of what it will cost them.

Luckily, back in January of 2011 the state of Colorado implemented a mandate that requires individual and group health insurance plans to cover maternity care in much the same way they would an injury or illness. This means that not only is maternity leave treated in the same fashion as any other temporary disability, but there are also no additional deductibles or waiting periods for issues related to pregnancy. Attention expecting Colorado parents – Having a child just got that much easier! read more

3 Tips Make Men’s Health Week Work for Father’s Day

Friday, June 14th, 2013

President Woodrow Wilson couldn’t get Congress to make Father’s Day official back in 1916 (sound familiar?), but President Johnson issued a proclamation for it in 1966. It was actually President Nixon who made it official in 1972. Twenty-two years later, Congress made the week leading up to Father’s Day officially Men’s Health Week.

Then Senator Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Richardson sponsored the Men’s Health Week bill to help prevent health problems through early detection and treatment. That required public awareness and when better to remind us of how we can give dad the best gift of all – good health – than the week before Father’s Day? Here are three ideas to help keep dad around for a long, long time. read more

Low-cost Health Care Opportunities for Summer

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Summer is actually a good time to take care of preventive health care and to protect Colorado children with health insurance. Look for free and/or low-cost services Women’s Health Week (the week before Mother’s Day) and Men’s Health Week (the week before Father’s Day). Then in July, Colorado has open enrollment for child-only health insurance coverage. That’s the best time to get coverage for kids who need a policy separate from their parents. read more

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