With more than half of Americans between the ages of 25-55 struggling to sleep at night, and more research pointing to the dangers of sleep debt for any age, it’s safe to say sleep — or lack therof – has big consequences, both for our health and well-being. From higher risk of obesity to the […]
The first cycle of enrollments on the new government-run health exchanges is over. The next open enrollment period doesn’t start until November. Which makes this “quiet” period the perfect time to take stock of what’s happening with another new mechanism for obtaining health insurance: The private exchange. Private exchanges are the emerging marketplaces offered by […]
by Kathy Higgins Vice President, Corporate Affairs President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation For today’s kids, outdoor play is being squeezed out by computer games, television, music and electronic gadgets. In addition, a recent Harris Interactive poll commissioned by KaBOOM! found that 59% of parents said there’s no place […]
Did you know that one out of every 10 people in North Carolina has served in the military? With so many of our friends, neighbors and relatives having served our country, all of us should find a way to express our appreciation. One way we do that is by recognizing that military servicemen, servicewomen and […]
As of May 1, 2014, we enrolled more than 232,000 customers in ACA plans through the Exchange. More North Carolinians having access to health insurance is a good thing. But the top-line enrollment number doesn’t tell the whole story.