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Ten Years of the Affordable Care Act

Ten Years of the Affordable Care Act

It’s been ten years since the landmark passage of the Affordable Care Act, and six years since the Marketplace opened and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) began selling individual plans on the federal marketplace. Much has changed the past...

A kids journey to CEO

A kids journey to CEO

Years ago, a boy was hanging with his friends and throwing rocks, attempting to break windows on a train that was passing by. A man saw what the boys were doing and stopped one of them and told him about a place where he could do something...

Generation Y: Answering Three Critical Questions About Millennials and Behavioral Health

Generation Y: Answering Three Critical Questions About Millennials and Behavioral Health

With today’s technological advances, medical innovations, and unprecedented access to information, you might expect millennials, who were born between 1981 and 1996, to be ahead of the curve when it comes to their own health. However, according to a report by the Blue...

The Costs of Surprise Medical Billing

The Costs of Surprise Medical Billing

Surprise medical bills can happen when someone goes to a provider that is not in their insurer’s network.  When a provider is in-network with an insurer, it means the two sides have agreed to set costs for medical services. When a provider is out-of-network with...

Do You Know What Your Body Mass Index Is?

Do You Know What Your Body Mass Index Is?

Body mass index (better known as BMI) is a measurement - based on a person’s height and weight - used to indicate if a person is underweight, overweight or obese. Knowing your BMI is an easy and quick way to target a healthy weight.   Here’s how to calculate your...

The Facts about Falling

The Facts about Falling

The first day of Fall is also is Falls Prevention Awareness Day! Although you may think that falling is minor, the fact is that falls can cause serious injuries and death, especially among the elderly. So, it’s important to know the facts about fall-related injuries...

Early Breast Cancer Detection Saves Lives

Early Breast Cancer Detection Saves Lives

Women are masters of multi-tasking. Often a busy lifestyle and responsibilities cause them to put their health on the back-burner. Family and work come first. They juggle work calls while in the carpool line. Then homework and dinner. Their calendars may be full of...