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Top 7 EAP Questions Answered

10/30/2014 | Community

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a 24/7 resource, provided by an employer that offers counseling, referral and coaching services. These programs are designed to help organizations and their employees prevent and cope with issues that could affect workplace performance. Often, individuals are cautious about contacting an EAP, and have many questions about how utilizing an EAP can affect them. Frequently, there is a stigma of social rejection in the workplace surrounding the use of EAPs and…

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The Effects of Daylight Savings Time

10/28/2014 | CommunityAnnouncements

The switch to daylight savings time can cause symptoms akin to the jet lag you might have when you cross time zones. In general, it takes about one day to adjust for each hour of time change. If you are currently getting enough sleep and sleeping well, you may not notice much of a change. However, if you are having trouble sleeping or getting by on less than seven hours nightly, you may have negative effects related to the time change. These may include:  Decreased performance Lack of concentration…

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Health Insurance: Your Questions Answered

10/16/2014 | Community

The Affordable Care Act went into effect in March 2010. Since then, there have been sweeping health insurance changes across the nation, leaving many people with questions about their health plans. Some people have lost their former health plans; some people’s plans have undergone changes; and some people have been able to purchase completely new plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the open enrollment period. Perhaps you have been placed in a similar situation with your…

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What to Do If You Don’t Have Health Insurance

10/15/2014 | Community

There are many reasons someone might not have health insurance, but without it, medical care is very expensive. If you don’t have health insurance, you may avoid seeing a doctor for minor medical problems that could become more serious later. That’s why health insurance is so important for your physical and financial health. The Affordable Care Act The Affordable Care Act has changed the American system of healthcare and health insurance. If you don't have coverage, you may face a…

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Your Most Common Hospital Billing Questions Answered

10/14/2014 | Community

After reviewing your medical bill, you may find yourself stumped by several questions. From figuring out your payment options to understanding insurance coverage, the amount of information provided can be overwhelming. To help provide clarity, we’ve gathered a few of our patients’ most common questions and provided answers below. Check out these FAQs for some assistance with your bill. We know that trying to understand your hospital bill can be overwhelming – that’s why we’re…

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Five Questions to Ask Before Open Enrollment

10/10/2014 | Community

Fall is a common time of the year for open enrollment in health insurance coverage. Choosing coverage is an important decision that can have lasting consequences for your physical and financial health. Here are five questions to ask before open enrollment: Is the plan I have currently the best possible plan for my family? Many people choose the plan that has the lowest premium, but that isn’t always the best option. Think about whether you want to re-enroll in your current plan or look for…

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How to Break Up With Your Primary Care Physician and Find a New One

10/10/2014 | Community

Breaking up is hard to do, or so the saying goes. This may be especially true when you need to sever your relationship with your primary care physician. It’s time to find a new doctor if: You have a hard time getting an appointment, or have to wait months to get on the schedule Your time with the doctor feels rushed You don’t feel like all your questions are being answered Your insurance changes and no longer covers the provider You simply don’t have a connection with the doctor…

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How the Affordable Care Act Affects Your Healthcare

10/07/2014 | Community

With all of your daily responsibilities, it can be difficult to remember to take care of yourself the way you deserve. Maybe you take some much-needed alone time to read a book, watch your favorite television show or sip a cup of coffee while you relax before work in the morning. Even if you are able to enjoy some of these moments of personal time during the day, you may neglect one important aspect of your well-being: your healthcare. President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act on March…

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Five Ways to Stay Calm at Work

10/06/2014 | Community

Even if you’ve found your dream job, learning to work alongside others or as part of a team may pose challenges. It’s natural to feel frustrated or even angry at situations that are beyond our control in the workplace. How you deal with these normal emotions is critical to your professional growth and continued relationships with colleagues. Follow these tips for keeping your cool at the office. Find the source. Knowing what triggers your anger helps you mentally prepare or avoid situations…

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Guide for Decoding Your Hospital Bill

10/01/2014 | Community

Hospital bills contain a lot of information to sift through, and can be overwhelming. However, here at Indiana University Health we want you to understand what you are being charged for. We also want you to know that, like you, we have all been patients, too, and understand that “life happens”. Our team members are here to help you understand the information in your bill and to answer questions you may have regarding insurance, payment or assistance.  We’ve created a helpful…

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