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freshbenies Top 5 Articles of 2015

Dec, 30 2015

 

It’s that time of year! That’s right…the “Best of 2015” lists are everywhere! So, we thought we’d join the fun and provide our top 5 freshbenies articles from 2015. Without further ado…enjoy! 

1) Why Isn’t My Rx Covered?

In 2013, almost 4 billion prescriptions were filled in the US.

WOW! How many of those were yours? The cost for many of these prescriptions is covered under a health insurance plan. But, have you noticed that less of your prescriptions are covered by your health plan? It’s a frightening trend: due to increasing healthcare costs and the complexity of medications, many Americans are learning that their prescriptions are no longer covered...

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2) ER Medical Bills: 4 Reminders

I just heard a frightening story that could happen to ANY of us.

I’m compelled to share when I hear something scary, gross or bizarre – I think it helps to get it out of my mind when I pass it off to someone else.

Because of this odd phenomenon, I’m writing about it. You’re welcome. 

Here’s the story…

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3) Do You Get Your Medical Advice from Google?

I have 4 kids. 

I used to get lost in a medical maze of terror when some weird symptom came up - which would be just about every day in my family. How about you?

Maybe you’re dealing with a migraine (again), or maybe your kid has a weird rash. It’s all too easy to get lost, hitting that Google search button over and over again or scrolling through endless terrifying articles...

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4) 3 Ways Telehealth Helped My Family

In honor of Back to School time, here’s a Pop Quiz (I promise no math problems about two trains leaving the station at different times).

QUESTION: Your daughter comes home from a sleepover on Sunday afternoon and complains of a sore throat. You take her temp and it’s 101.9.  Do you..

  1. Wait it out (and watch her get sicker by the hour)
  2. Take her to an urgent care center
  3. Take her to an ER
  4. Have a doctor call you at home for a consult...

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5) 6 Year-End Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Health Insurance

Do you hear that?

That’s the sound of money being wasted!

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, premiums have increased 61% in the past decade. If you get insurance through your employer, your contribution has skyrocketed by 83%...

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Thanks for reading! What were you top 5 articles of 2015? Comment below!

 

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Tanya Boyd
Tanya Boyd
President of Tanya Boyd & Associates

I didn’t want to go to urgent care or the ER. Using Doctors Online in my freshbenies membership, I went online to ask a doctor. The doctor responded and said to check my blood pressure. He followed up with the next day to make sure my numbers were OK. By then, the feeling was starting to go away. He told me if it persists to contact my doctor. It was great that I didn’t have to go somewhere and wait forever, and it was free.” - Kelli from Texas

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I was sick for over 3 weeks and nothing was helping. I learned my employer gave us freshbenies for free so I tried it.

I was able to set an appointment time for a doctor to call me (since I was at work).

I got the call in 10 minutes and had the cough meds and an antibiotic sent right over to my pharmacy. 

The doctor that helped me was super friendly and even had me laughing a few times. This is such a great service :)