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    How does a Private Exchange save employers money?
    By Ruthie Dean on September 25, 2014

    Comparing the old group health plan approach to a Private Exchange  As many employers are gearing up to make big healthcare decisions this fall and ...

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    Do copays count toward the out-of-pocket maximum? The deductible?
    By Ruthie Dean on August 18, 2014

    What you need to know about reform and copay-based health plans  With all the noise about healthcare reform, many have missed the fine print that...

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    Why are some hospitals out of your network?
    By Ruthie Dean on August 11, 2014

    Understanding insurance networks 

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    4 signs a short-term health plan is right for you
    By Ruthie Dean on June 25, 2014

    Protect yourself from unnecessary risk  As the name implies, short term medical coverage lasts for a limited period of time. This type of coverage...

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    Study finds driving while pregnant is risky
    By Ruthie Dean on May 20, 2014

    2nd trimester is the riskiest  Pregnancy comes with a lot of precautions. Women are told to avoid certain activities and certain foods; drink a lot...

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    What hospitals don't want you to know about C-sections
    By Ruthie Dean on May 18, 2014

    Educating expecting moms  As an expecting mom, you probably are overwhelmed with all of the upcoming changes. One aspect of pregnancy you may not be...

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    Gallbladder removal: How much does it cost?
    By Ruthie Dean on May 13, 2014

    Medical Tourism & Health Insurance  How much does it cost to have your gallbladder removed? It depends where you live. Gallbladder removal is...

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    Health Insurance: 9 steps to getting a breast pump covered
    By Ruthie Dean on May 9, 2014

    Breast pumps & health insurance  With healthcare reform in full swing, it's important to note that plans must now cover breast pumps and lactation...

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    Pregnant? 5 reasons you should max out your HSA
    By Ruthie Dean on May 6, 2014

    Health insurance for expecting mothers Are you expecting? Congratulations! What an exciting time. As an expecting mother myself, I discovered some...

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