ACA Open Enrollment begins in October 2013 and continues until March 2014. If you currently don’t have access to health insurance, or are using a plan that currently doesn’t fit your needs, you have the next several months to find one that does. During the open enrollment period, you’ll be able to shop around for […]
How do you step out of your comfort zone? Stepping out of your comfort zone can liberating. Personally I love the butterflies I get when I’m embarking on something new. I love a challenge. I love change, its part of who I am. But not everyone is comfortable outside their status quo. Everyday you should […]
Do you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or a Health Savings Account (HSA)? Do you know how to maximize its potential? Do you know the difference between the two? Are you taking advantage of them?
In my experience talking with my co-workers during open enrollment season, most don’t understand the difference between a FSA or a HSA, nor do they understand the benefits from electing to have one. Granted, my Human Relations department, does a great job providing opportunities to learn about FSAs and HSAs most of my co-workers can’t break free from a client site to take the time to attend an education session on the health care options during open enrollment. Even my husband didn’t take advantage of his FSA prior to us getting married and me adding him to my insurance plan.
How do you navigate your health insurance? This is a question many haven’t really faced recently, given the changing climate of health insurance, with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act of 2010. It’s important as consumers each of us understand how to ensure we received both coverage and payment for services covered under the […]
When the world you know is incorrect, you need to adjust your perspective so you can see it as it actually is, instead of believing that which isn’t true. – Gretchen Bronson I’ve been documenting my struggle with PCOS, Migraines, and high Fasting Blood Glucose levels for several months here on my blog. It’s time […]
It’s past time for an update. Between work, being a mom and wife, and trying to wrangle the cats that make up my health I’ve been a bit busy of late. So here’s where things stand. In September and October my Primary Care Physician (PCP) ran a bunch of labs. We quickly discovered through labs that my […]
So it’s been a little over a month since I’ve been on the cycloset. And what an interesting month it has been. As I’ve tracked my FBG across my cycle I’ve discovered a correlation between my FBG levels and my Progesterone levels. What? How is insulin connected to hormones you ask? “Insulin is a hormone, produced by […]
Over the past few weeks, my PCP has run several tests, and I’ve had two consults with Dr. Jack Kruse. What have we discovered? We’ve discovered that circadian cycles, is a huge driver for me. I have to fix the light mismatches going on. What does that mean? It means LIGHTS OUT As soon as […]