Advance Care Planning: How to prepare for the unexpected

Posted on January 26th, 2015 | No Comments »

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Complex situations can arise in today’s health care environment which can make it difficult to know how to uphold a patients’ wishes. Advance Care Planning (ACP) helps you prepare for a time when you cannot make your own medical decisions. Plan now. When you really need help with your medical decisions, it will be too late to plan.

Health and the quantified self

Posted on January 22nd, 2015 | No Comments »

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The interest in health-related data is on the rise, with reports indicating that consumer use of wearable fitness devices will only increase in the next few years. Watch this PBS video about the quantified self.

Sample health action steps you can use for your own health action plan

Posted on January 20th, 2015 | No Comments »

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Taking health action steps can put you on the path to healthier living. And you can earn wellness incentive points, too!

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted on January 19th, 2015 | No Comments »

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While enjoying the holiday, take time to remember and honor the brilliant life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Are you using credit wisely?

Posted on January 16th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

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Using credit can have its advantages and disadvantages. Be sure to know how to use credit wisely.

Don’t wait, start screening for cancer today

Posted on January 15th, 2015 | No Comments »

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Over 1.5 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Screenings can identify cancer even before symptoms show up, and treatments are usually most effective when the disease is caught early. Take preventive action and schedule regular cancer screenings.

Managing depression in the workplace

Posted on January 14th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

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Depression is not as prevalent a reason for employee absences as it was 20 years ago, but it seems depression is flying under the radar. A recent study suggests that antidepressant medications help employees cope with depression without fully investing in improved mental health.

How to set challenging yet achievable goals for your personal health action plan

Posted on January 13th, 2015 | No Comments »

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How to set SMART goals—ones that are challenging yet achievable—so you’re sure to realize success!

Learn how to get the most out of your health insurance

Posted on January 12th, 2015 | No Comments »

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Take this 10-question quiz to tune up your health insurance intelligence.

Invest in yourself with health care premium savings

Posted on January 9th, 2015 | No Comments »

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Many UM System employees are saving money this year due to reduced medical insurance premiums, which may increase their taxable income. Redistribute those funds so your savings go up, but your taxable income remains the same.