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How to File a Health Insurance Claim

How to File a Health Insurance Claim

If you have health insurance, you'll need to file a claim for any medical expenses you incur while you are ill or injured. As long as you provide all documents required by your health insurance company, you shouldn't have any problems when it's time to file a health insurance claim. Here's how.......[Read More]
How to Get a Handicapped License Plate in Pennsylvania

How to Get a Handicapped License Plate in Pennsylvania

If you have a disability and live in the state of Pennsylvania, you may have certain driving privileges. Pennsylvania provides special plates for persons with disabilities as long as the persons are the registered owners of the vehicles. The exception to this rule is someone acting in the capacity o......[Read More]
Health Risks of Diesel Exhaust Fumes

Health Risks of Diesel Exhaust Fumes

Diesel exhaust fumes can pose certain risks to a person's health. Short-term health effects of diesel exhaust fumes are generally temporary as long as the exposure to diesel exhaust fumes is not constant. However, long-term health effects can cause serious complications that may even lead to deaths.......[Read More]
How to Label an Investigational Drug

How to Label an Investigational Drug

The FDA and other regulatory agencies require that investigational drug products be maintained and tracked. It is also a requirement that they be properly labeled to ensure the recipient is aware that it is not an approved medication. To ensure you meet those requirements, follow the steps outlined ......[Read More]
How Much Does COBRA Health Insurance Cost?

How Much Does COBRA Health Insurance Cost?

Need to know how much COBRA costs? Learn to calculate your COBRA health insurance premiums and why COBRA costs more than job-based health insurance.......[Read More]
What Is Medi-Cal Planning?

What Is Medi-Cal Planning?

Medi-Cal is the state of California's Medicaid program. This public health insurance plan assists low-income individuals in their financial health care needs. The plan is financed equally by the state of California and the federal government.......[Read More]
About Asbestos Diseases

About Asbestos Diseases

There are more than a few diseases caused by exposure to asbestos in humans. Symptoms vary between the diseases, but are generally respiratory and chronic, and become worse over long periods of time. Read on to find out more about the diseases caused by exposure to asbestos.......[Read More]
Options for Those with No Health Insurance

Options for Those with No Health Insurance

Life without health insurance is an unfortunate reality for many Americans. There are options, however. Depending on your specific needs, there may be health care providers and organizations to help you in the event you need medical attention.......[Read More]
Long-Term Health Care Options

Long-Term Health Care Options

Long-term health care comes in many different forms.health image by Aleksandr Popov from Fotolia.comThose who need assistance or health care each day because of limitations from a physical condition or disability must turn to long-term care. Long-term health care comes in several forms..........[Read More]
Long-Term vs. Short-Term Weight Loss

Long-Term vs. Short-Term Weight Loss

Fast weight loss can seem rewarding on the surface, but the methods by which it is achieved can be unhealthy and short-lived. Losing weight slowly may not result in instant gratification, but it's more likely to improve your health and easier to maintain the weight loss.......[Read More]
The Difference Between FFS and CDP Insurance Plan Types

The Difference Between FFS and CDP Insurance Plan Types

Fee-for-service health plans reimburse patients and providers upon usage of health-care services, after service is rendered. Consumer-driven health plans, also known as high-deductible health plans, also pay upon usage of services but can differ greatly in consumer out-of-pocket expense amounts. Gen......[Read More]
How to Apply for a California Birth Certificate

How to Apply for a California Birth Certificate

When a child is born in California, the hospital employees at which the birth took place will collect, prepare and submit the necessary statistical data of the newborn to the Department of Public Health. Once the information is received, The Department of Health will complete the registration proces......[Read More]
Can Health Insurance Cover Preexisting Conditions?

Can Health Insurance Cover Preexisting Conditions?

Health insurance is designed to help cover policyholders when they become ill or injured and need to pay for medical procedures, treatments and examinations. There are many different types of health insurance plans which are changing constantly under legislation and market forces. Two of the most co......[Read More]
How to Obtain a Medicare Provider Number in California

How to Obtain a Medicare Provider Number in California

The population is aging, and more people will qualify for Medicare in the future. Doctors, physical therapists, social workers and others who want to provide care to the aging population of California must have a Medicare provider number to file for compensation. Receiving a number is not difficult,......[Read More]
About the Importance of DNA

About the Importance of DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is found in all living organisms. DNA supplies the information necessary for cells to reproduce. It is also responsible for determining how a person looks. DNA often contains codes for diseases that are genetic, passed from parent to child. DNA is also important for resea......[Read More]
Government Organizations That Help Children

Government Organizations That Help Children

National, state and local governments have agencies to protect the most vulnerable members of society, such as children. There are several government organizations that directly help children in the areas of health, education and family issues.National Institute of Child Health and Human.........[Read More]
HIPAA Information Security Policies

HIPAA Information Security Policies

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996. Title I of HIPAA protects health insurance coverage when employees lose or change jobs. Title II is known as the Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions. It established national standards for electronic heal......[Read More]
Medicare Supplement Programs

Medicare Supplement Programs

Medicare is a federal health insurance program administered through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Medicare is offered primarily to people aged 65 years or older. If you meet certain conditions, Medicare Part A, also called traditional Medicare or original Medicare, is free. Medicar......[Read More]
Rural Telehealth Grants

Rural Telehealth Grants

Doctors can better reach out to patients and other doctors in rural areas through telehealth.Smiling young doctor image by Monika 3 Steps Ahead from Fotolia.comTelehealth, or telemedicine, is the use of the Internet and other telecommunications to help health care providers connect with.........[Read More]
What Happens With My Health Insurance When I Quit My Job?

What Happens With My Health Insurance When I Quit My Job?

When you quit your job, you may be able to continue on your current health insurance. Depending on your employer and if you're enrolled in a group health plan, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, or COBRA, may allow you to continue to be covered after you quit. You can also purchase ......[Read More]