Author: Natania Barron

 

Blue Map Guides the Way During AEP 2015

Blue Map Guides the Way During AEP 2015

We’re quickly making our way toward the Annual Enrollment Period for 2015, which begins November 15, 2014. The Annual Enrollment Period (which you might hear referred to by its acronym: AEP) is the once-a-year window when you can renew, update, make changes to, or sign up for an Affordable Care Act (ACA) plan. Otherwise, you […]
5 Healthy Halloween Hacks Your Kids Will Never Suspect

5 Healthy Halloween Hacks Your Kids Will Never Suspect

The scariest thing about Halloween isn’t just the costumes or the walking around in the dark. For many families it marks the beginning of unhealthy holiday eating for everyone involved (don’t pretend you haven’t  piliaged your kids’ candy stashes). But it doesn’t have to be that way. Sure, you can’t avoid what other people will […]
ACA 2015: What You Need to Enroll

ACA 2015: What You Need to Enroll

The ACA 2015 Annual Enrollment Period doesn’t begin until November 15, 2014, but now is the perfect time to start gathering the information and documents you’ll need for 2015 coverage. Whether you’re enrolling for the first time, renewing a policy, recalculating your subsidy, or just browsing, you’ll need some basic information to get started. Healthcare.gov […]
Pack This, Not That! Avoid These Four School Lunch Pitfalls

Pack This, Not That! Avoid These Four School Lunch Pitfalls

Ten months of packing school lunches is a daunting task for any family. Keeping lunches healthy and offering a variety of foods with a busy schedule can be even more intimidating, especially if you have a picky eater in your family. There are plenty of ready-made lunch and snack options available, but while they’re convenient […]
Knowing The Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Knowing The Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Depression is far more common than you think. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that one in ten adults report they are affected by depression, but many more suffer in silence, either embarrassed or ashamed to talk to their doctors. If left untreated, this surprisingly common mental health condition can have serious consequences. But by […]
Goodbye Pumpkin Spice Latte, Hello Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

Goodbye Pumpkin Spice Latte, Hello Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

Autumn and good food go hand in hand, and have done so for time out of mind. It’s a time to celebrate the harvest, to enjoy the bounty, and to knock back a pumpkin spice latte every day. Well, no. It’s not likely that the settlers had pumpkin spice lattes, but they surely had pumpkin. […]
Open Enrollment 2015: Dates to Know

Open Enrollment 2015: Dates to Know

It’s hard to believe that almost a year has passed since the Affordable Care Act went live and Open Enrollment 2014 began. And now we’re headed into Open Enrollment 2015. What’s Open Enrollment? Good question. Basically, it’s when you’re able to choose a health insurance plan on the Exchange for 2015. If you miss Open […]
Four Things to Know About Fall Allergies

Four Things to Know About Fall Allergies

Fall is time for cooler temperatures, vibrant colored leaves, and, for some people, allergies. When most people think of allergies, they think of spring when so many flowers bloom. But in late August and early September, the flowers of ragweed are prevalent, and damp weather makes a good environment for mold to develop. These changes […]
3rd Annual Sort-A-Rama Volunteers Sort 170,000 Meals For Needy NC Families

3rd Annual Sort-A-Rama Volunteers Sort 170,000 Meals For Needy NC Families

The backdrop was an immense warehouse in RTP, filled with hundreds of bins and surrounded by a fleet of volunteers. The end result was over 170,000 meals sorted for distribution to needy families by the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. On September 11, 2014, employees from BASF, Food Lion, Cisco, and many other […]
Navigating In-Network and Out-of-Network Charges

Navigating In-Network and Out-of-Network Charges

Whether you’re signing up for a health plan, searching for a doctor or just checking to see if you owe anything, the terms “in-network” and “out-of-network” are bound to pop up. And sooner than you might expect. With open enrollment around the corner, keep this in mind: Know your network. It’s important because most of […]