How to Balance Health Insurance Costs

Health insurance is a necessity, but it can be a big expense for a lot of people. That means that some people go without it in order to “save” money. But going without insurance can backfire, and end up costing you a lot in medical bills. We get it, though, the cost of some insurance…

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What the No Surprises Act Means for You

One in five Americans have received a surprise medical bill from an emergency department, and another one in five have gotten unexpected bills from non-emergency hospital stays. Surprise medical bills have been a huge problem for Americans, but on January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act took effect. This law establishes federal protections against most…

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Autism In Children Vs Adults; It’s Never Too Late For A Diagnosis

According to the CDC, an estimated 1 in 44 children are on the autism spectrum, with boys being 4 times more likely to be affected than girls. Autism is generally detected at 18 months or younger, and by age 2, a diagnosis by a professional can be considered reliable. Recently, though, doctors have begun to…

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What Are the Federal Poverty Levels (FPL)?

Your salary and any other money your family brings into the household determine how much you will pay for health insurance. Why? Because, depending on what your salary is in relation to the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), you could qualify for tax subsidies that will reduce your premiums. Learning about the Federal Poverty Level can…

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The 3 Types of Asthma & How To Manage Them

If you’ve been diagnosed with asthma, do you know which type you have? There are actually 3 main types of asthma, and while they might have some similarities, there are different triggers for each type, as well as different treatments.  What Is Asthma? [caption id="attachment_12933" align="alignright" width="324"] Asthma is caused by swelling of the airways,…

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Clearing Roadblocks to Treating Your Stutter

For roughly 3 million Americans, stuttering is a daily struggle. Stuttering can be very frustrating,  and treatment for it can be expensive, because it requires ongoing therapy. But this National Stuttering Awareness Week (May 10–15), we want to talk about treatment, and let you know that EZ can find a plan that meets your needs,…

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Stats About Health Insurance

Everyone knows they need health insurance, but it’s one of those things that people will often put off getting, for a variety of reasons. Some people think they don’t need it because they’re healthy, or that they won’t be able to afford it, since the cost of insurance has been on the rise. Not only…

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What Preeclampsia Means For Your Pregnancy

High blood pressure complicates almost 10% of all pregnancies, and the incidence of this condition is even higher in women who have never given birth or are carrying multiple fetuses. This condition is dangerous during pregnancy because it can lead to preeclampsia, which is a leading cause of maternal and infant illness and death. Preeclampsia…

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Appealing Insurance Claim Denials

Having health insurance is important, so you won’t have to pay a lot out-of-pocket when the bill for your doctor visit or treatment comes. But even if you do have health insurance, you could end up being denied coverage for treatment, lab work, or other medical services you have received, meaning you will be required…

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Most People Are Iron Deficient, But What If You Have Too Much?

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency, and the leading cause of anemia, in the United States. This deficiency is caused by an increased need for iron in the body, or a decrease in the absorption of iron. But in rare cases, people can absorb too much iron in their body, which causes a…

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Don’t Let Stress Take A Toll On Your Body, Get Help From EZ

It’s happening again: you're overwhelmed with everything you’ve got on your plate. You’re running late, you have to drop your kids off at school or their extracurricular activities, and on top of that, you have work and chores to get done. All of these are just some of the stressors that most people have piled…

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A Guide To Dealing With Complex PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that is often triggered by witnessing or experiencing something terrible. Almost 8% of the population will experience PTSD at some point in their life. But now a newer classification of PTSD has emerged that is meant to separate a more intense version of PTSD, called complex…

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Infertility Rates in Women Are Rising, Find Out What’s Going on and What You Can Do

The U.S. birth rate is the lowest it’s been in more than three decades, and the U.S. fertility rate is at a record low. Fertility issues in women are increasing, with an estimated 15% of couples having trouble conceiving, and this number just continues to grow. All of this means that around 5 to 10%…

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When Was The Last Time You Were Checked For Testicular Cancer?

The chance of a man developing testicular cancer is around 1 in 250, meaning that between 8 and 10 thousand men will develop it each year. Fortunately, the recovery rate for testicular cancer is very high: around 95% of all men with testicular cancer will beat it if they catch it early. But what exactly…

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How To Make Sense of Your EOB

Having a health insurance plan means being able to see your doctor and get medical treatment without having to worry about going bankrupt, but it can also mean a lot of paperwork. It’s important to know what kind of paperwork to expect after receiving treatment, as well as how to read everything you get in…

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Free At-Home Covid Test Kits: How Many Will Your Insurance Cover?

Although rates of Covid hospitalizations have been steadily declining, the pandemic is not yet over and there is still a danger of becoming infected with the virus. For this reason, it is important to stay vigilant and get tested if you have any symptoms or come into contact with someone who has Covid. But fortunately,…

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Endometrial Cancer Is On The Rise

Cases of endometrial cancer are rising in the U.S.: according to the American Cancer Society, roughly 65,950 new cases of cancer of the uterus will be diagnosed in 2022, and around 12,550 women will die from these cancers. Endometrial cancer has typically not affected women under the age of 45, but it is becoming more…

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The A-Z of Basic Health Insurance Terminology

Diving into the world of health insurance can be intimidating. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re looking for a plan because of all of the jargon and terminology that you need to become familiar with. But knowing what everything means as you research plans will help you to determine which one is best for…

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