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Project Renewal Scan Van Offering Free Mammograms in New York in February

We know that most of us are still getting into the swing of the new year, but don’t forget about your health! If you live in New York, the the Project Renewal ScanVan Program is still sponsoring FREE Mammogram Screenings! Free screenings will be available for women 40 years of age and older who have . . . → Read More: Project Renewal Scan Van Offering Free Mammograms in New York in February

Reminder: Two More Weeks to Switch Out of Medicare Advantage

Reminder: Only two more weeks left to switch out of Medicare Advantage this year. Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D Open Enrollment is over! Did you miss your Medicare Open Enrollment season?

Unfortunately, Medicare Open Enrollment season for Medicare Advantage was super-easy to miss this year. Remember, this year (2012-2013) Medicare Advantage enrollees only had . . . → Read More: Reminder: Two More Weeks to Switch Out of Medicare Advantage

Tax Season Reminder: Health Insurance Benefits and Domestic Partnerships

Since tax season has started, over here at the myheaLthpeak.com blog we wanted to send out a tax season reminder to all of our followers who cover their domestic partner’s health insurance through their employer-based health insurance benefits.

Because federal law and the Internal Revenue Service do not recognize domestic partnerships, if your domestic partners . . . → Read More: Tax Season Reminder: Health Insurance Benefits and Domestic Partnerships

Reminder: Remote Area Medical Free Medical, Dental, Vision Clinic on February 2nd, 3rd

A reminder to our friends in Tennessee. The Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile clinic will be holding their first free clinic of 2013 at the Jacob Building in Knoxville, Tennessee on February 2nd and 3rd, providing free medical, dental, vision care and women’s health care to the uninsured, underinsured, unemployed and anyone else who cannot . . . → Read More: Reminder: Remote Area Medical Free Medical, Dental, Vision Clinic on February 2nd, 3rd

The Vaccines For Children Program: Are Your Children Eligible For Free Vaccines?

Even if you are scraping by during these tough economic times without health insurance or by being underinsured, we want to make to make you aware of a great resource for your children.

Vaccines are on the most effective and cost-effective ways of keeping your children healthy, and the federal Vaccines for Children Program makes . . . → Read More: The Vaccines For Children Program: Are Your Children Eligible For Free Vaccines?

Quit Smoking and Have Your Health Insurance Pay For It!

If you’re one of the 45 million adult smokers in this country, you may have made a New Year’s resolution to finally quit smoking.

If so, congratulations! Quitting smoking is one of the best things that you can do for your overall health, and it’s also one of the best things you can do for . . . → Read More: Quit Smoking and Have Your Health Insurance Pay For It!

A COBRA Money Saving Tip

If you were recently laid off or are about to be and you intend to use COBRA to continue your health insurance coverage, here is a money-saving tip that can save you some real money.

Under COBRA, you have a period of 60 days from the date you leave your employment to elect to continue . . . → Read More: A COBRA Money Saving Tip

Flu Season: Where to Find Free/Low-Cost Flu Shots Near You

Flu season’s here! We hope if you’ve already gotten your flu vaccine, but if not, it’s time to get cracking.

But we know that at $30 a pop at your local CVS or Walgreens, it’s not exactly cheap to get a family of four ready for flu season. Here are some free or low-cost . . . → Read More: Flu Season: Where to Find Free/Low-Cost Flu Shots Near You

Scam Alert: Are You Enrolled in the Medicare Plan You Think You Are?

We all heaved a big sigh that we made it through Medicare Open Enrollment, but it doesn’t look like we’re totally out of the woods yet. If you’ve started receiving mail from a health insurance company that you don’t recognize, you should contact your health insurer right away to make sure that you haven’t been . . . → Read More: Scam Alert: Are You Enrolled in the Medicare Plan You Think You Are?

Medicare Open Enrollment: I Signed Up For a Medicare Advantage Plan, and Now I Want to Drop It!

Yeah, we know. It happens. The Medicare Advantage plan sounded so good on paper, with reasonable premiums and extra goodies like vision, hearing, dental care and gym memberships. Aaaannnd now you’ve read the fine print, and it doesn’t sound so great. Maybe your doctors aren’t in the Medicare Advantage plan’s network. Maybe your prescription drugs . . . → Read More: Medicare Open Enrollment: I Signed Up For a Medicare Advantage Plan, and Now I Want to Drop It!