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12 Preventive Screenings To Help You Stay Healthy

Talk with your doctor regularly about what preventive screenings you should receive each year. We compiled a list of ones to consider.

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How to Reduce the Wait to See a Specialist

Wait times to see a specialist have increased during the pandemic. We offer five tips to help reduce your wait time and see a specialist sooner.

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Buddha Bowls: Fast, Easy, & Healthy Meals

Buddha bowls are easy to prepare and the recipes are flexible—use whatever is in your refrigerator or pantry.

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Meet the Women Who Inspire Us

As of 2022, more than half of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont executive team is composed of women. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we spoke to them about their journeys, inspirations, and advice for the next generation.

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Community Letter: Mid-Year Budget Increases

A community letter by Don George, President & CEO for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, about the current discussions happening on mid-year hospital commercial rate increases.

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From Heart Attack to Heart Health: Steve's Story

On November 14, 2021, Corporate Controller Steve Peake celebrated his 27th service anniversary with Blue Cross. While he was mindful of his nearly three decades of service in the healthcare industry, he couldn’t plan for the way this day would change his relationship with health and wellness forever.

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Understanding Your Blue Cross Member ID Card

You present your insurance card when you go to the doctor's office or visit a pharmacy. You know it's important and you need to have it, but why?

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What You Need to Know About the No Surprise Act

Your Top 10 Flu Shot Questions Answered

A new law brings greater transparency and protection to your health care. We're breaking the law down so you know your rights and can take full advantage of these additional protections.

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To make sure all our fellow Vermonters are equipped with the information you need to stay healthy, we sat down with Dr. Joshua Plavin, our chief medical officer, to get answers to your top flu vaccine questions.

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Feeling “Off” Lately? 5 signs it’s time to reach out for help

The First Step to Healthy Aging? Medicare!

If you’re feeling a little “off” during the global pandemic, you’re not alone! But how do you know when those feelings are cause for concern? We help you identify the signs.

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A big part of healthy aging is having the right health coverage in place. If you’re age 65 or older, your best path to peace of mind begins with Medicare. 

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A New Path Forward for Chronic Pain

Integrated Health: Member Stories

The PATH program's goal is to help participants develop sustainable strategies for living well with the pain that they have. The eight-week intensive outpatient program’s “whole person” approach melds conventional medical and mental health treatment with weekly group work and a full slate of evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies like yoga, acupuncture, massage, and culinary medicine.

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It’s no exaggeration to say that our case managers are changing lives: several of our members shared their stories about the tremendous impact the Integrated Health team has had on their healthcare journeys.

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Are You Ready to Start Your Smoke-Free Life?

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There are many resources available to assist you on your journey to quit smoking. The most important question to be successful is: are YOU ready?

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According to Postpartum Support International, postpartum depression affects 1 in 7 new mothers and 1 in ten dads. The numbers are even more daunting for people of color, affecting 1 in 3 new mothers.

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From Katie's Kitchen To Yours: Christmas Tortilla Rollups

HRA, HSA, FSA: Understanding Health Spending and Saving Account

Holiday traditions are plentiful with some families singing carols, others decorating together, or watching their favorite holiday movie. For Katie, a plan performance analyst and 17-year employee at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, making Christmas Tortilla Rollups is an important part of her family’s tradition.

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Health savings accounts (HSA), health reimbursement arrangements (HRA), and flexible spending accounts (FSA) are simple pre-tax ways for you to use for health care expenses today and save money for the future. But how do these accounts work, and how do you decide which type(s) might be right for you?

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