Colleen McGuire

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My Kids Only Eat Chicken Nuggets and Hamburgers. How Can I Implement Meatless Monday?

My kids only eat chicken nuggets and hamburgers. How can I implement meatless Monday? A HealthValues heath advocate has an answer to your question!

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Posts by Colleen McGuire

Christians have more options when it comes to health insurance

You’re probably aware that health plan open enrollment is in full swing. But did you know that a few things are different this year […]

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Faith-Based Health Plans Gaining Popularity Due To Affordability

As monthly health insurance premiums and medical deductibles continue to rise year after year, many are turning to faith-based ministries to help lower their […]

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How to Buy Health Insurance During Times of Uncertainty

We live in a world of uncertainty when it comes to the future of health insurance. Will the Affordable Care Act (ACA) get repealed? […]

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How to Pay Yourself Back For Last Year’s Medical Bills

It’s tax season and time to put your finances and paperwork in order for the last tax year. This blog post will review what […]

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The Future of Health Insurance Under President Trump

On the campaign trail President Donald Trump promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, nearly the moment he […]

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How Supplemental Insurance Complements Health Sharing Ministries

Health sharing ministries, a non-insurance option for individuals and families seeking to lower their medical bills and get the prayer support from members who […]

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Comprehensive List of Health Insurance Options

Fall means the changing of leaves, pumpkin lattes, and health insurance open enrollment season. This article explains all of the insurance options offered!

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How to Prepare For Health Insurance Open Enrollment

Whether you have health insurance coverage through your employer or buy health insurance on your own, prepare for the enrollment season with these tips!

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Regular and Gluten Free Healthy Ancient Grains That Do a Body Good

Grains have been a base in our diets for thousands of years. Read this article to learn about regular and gluten free healthy grains that do a body good.

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Back to School Health Care Checklist

As school starts and you prepare for different schedules, carpooling and sports, one item that should be at the top of your list is your family’s healthcare.

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Top Pinterest Pins For August 1

HealthValues’ top pins for August 1st include healthy lifestyle recipes and products that do your body and soul good.

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Stressed Out About Health Care? You Don’t Need To Be.

Stressed out about health care? Check out this reading to see why Americans are not confident in the health care choices and what you can do to fix that.

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The State of Health Care in America

Health care is a national challenge. Is the Affordable Care Act working? Should it be eliminated? Here are some stats about current health care in the U.S.

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Health Care Is Like a Box of Chocolates

Healthcare can be a box of chocolates if you know how to shop for health care & work with organizations that provide the best value for medical services.

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The Solution For Expensive Health Care

What can people do to lower health costs and place the extra cash into their saving accounts before the retirement years sneak up on them? Read here.

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Health Insurance Choices Being Reduced in 650 Counties Nationwide

In 2017, more than 650 counties in the United States will only have one health insurance carrier option on the marketplace. Read here to find out why.

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1 Easy Way for Christian Families to Save on Health Care Every Year

Nothing is guaranteed during this earthly life but God’s unconditional love and never ending grace. Learn about one way to save on health care every year.

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3 Simple Ways Families Can Save on Health Care

Healthcare costs continue to rise, and there’s no relief in sight for consumers. What can you do to curb healthcare spending without foregoing the doctor?

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Missed Opportunities to Save on Health Care Costs Consumers Thousands

Most Americans comparison shop for cars, auto insurance and houses. Do those same individuals comparison shop their health care needs? Most likely not.

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Moving From the Waiting Room to Telemedicine

Kids have big dreams when asked what they want to be when they grow up. Their typical answers are an athlete, teacher, nurse or vet. What’s missing?

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How to Negotiate Medical Bills in Your Favor

There are ways to get in front of medical expenses before it escalates, such as asking for paid-in-cash discounts or utilizing a health savings account.

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How Paying Cash For Medical Services Can Save Money

The one unwavering truth we can all agree on? Health care is expensive. Here’s how paying cash for medical services can help save you money!

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Health Care During The Retirement Years

There’s one bill you will have after age 65, and it’ll cost you almost $250,000. Do you have that saved for health expenses during your retirement years?

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5 Top Health Care Savings Tips

There are multiple ways to think about your financial health. Need help getting your health care budget on track? Here’s how you can kick start those ideas.

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3 Tips to Keep Your Health Care Information Safe

The push to put medical data online has made access to medical information more transparent. Here are three tips to keep your health care information safe.

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Save on Prescription Drugs with Insurance Deductibles and Smart Shopping

Understanding how your health insurance plan works can be tricky. Is there any solution to keep prescription drug costs affordable? There is. Here’s how!

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Supplemental Health Insurance FAQ

Fact: Supplemental health insurance covers unexpected injury from an accident or critical illness. Here are some FAQs about supplemental health insurance.

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Special Open Enrollment Rules Tighten Up

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services narrowed rules on who can apply for insurance under the special open enrollment period. Read the rules here.

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Quick Facts About The Special Open Enrollment Period

Just because the open enrollment season is closed doesn’t mean you can’t buy health insurance. Here are special chances when you can update your coverage!

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Planning For Baby: What Health Care Costs to Expect When You’re Expecting

Having a family is a lifelong dream for many. Read here about what health care costs you should expect when you’re expecting!

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How to Read A Health Insurance EOB

After visiting a doctor, you receive an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) before receiving the medical bill. Here are the most important factors of an EOB!

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Health Insurance Shopping Tips for the Self-Employed

Self-employed? Need health insurance? Read here to learn how to shop for the best health insurance coverage for you and your family.

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5 Terms to Help Understand How Your Health Plan Works

When analyzing the details of your health insurance plan, you will run into unfamiliar terms. Check out these 5 terms to help understand your health plan.

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Stressed Out? Avoid These Foods

Overeating when the stresses of life become too much can make your pants feel tighter. But did you know certain foods actually increase your stress level?

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Living a Healthy Lifestyle With Values

Stress, chaotic schedules and eating on-the-go put a strain on your wellness. Read how you can live a healthy lifestyle that matches your health values.

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Low Cost Ways to Stay Active During the Winter Months

To keep you & your family members active when it’s dreary outside, there are many ways to move your body. Here are some tips to stay active in the winter!

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Help Yourself By Helping Others

Lending a helping hand is not only good for someone else; it’s also good for your mental health. Here are ideas of how you can help people in time of need.

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A Guide to Preventive Vaccines by Age

Immunizations are never fun for either parent or child, however, they are part of the growing up process. But when are vaccines required, and how often?

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Why Your Financial Portfolio Should Include Supplemental Insurance Benefits

How can you keep your financial portfolio from suffering a big hit? Optimizing your health care resources & investing in supplemental insurance.

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6 Factors for Better Health Care Engagement With a Doctor

Advocating for yourself or a loved one at the doctor’s office is vitally important. Here are six ways to champion for your best health outcomes.

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Top Pinterest Recipes of The Week

Each week we scan Pinterest for healthy meals for families on the go that are quick and easy, but contain great vitamins and antioxidants for your body.

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5 Health Insurance Tips for New Entrepreneurs

Owning your own business or freelancing full-time can be exciting & terrifying. Here are 5 health insurance tips for new entrepreneurs.

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The Sandwich Generation: Caring for the Health of Children and Parents

Patient Pal eases the burden of healthcare coordination for a member’s immediate family members. Here’s what Patient Pal’s 24/7 healthcare concierge offers.

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How To Get Ahead of Medical Bills

The United States is the most expensive place to get sick or treat an illness. Follow some of these tips to learn how to get ahead of your medial bills.

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How Supplemental Health Insurance Saves You Money

Supplemental health insurance pays for accidental bumps, bruises and illnesses not covered by standard health insurance plans. Read more here!

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