Cancer. Heart attack. Stroke. These critical illnesses may require extensive treatment, endless visits to doctors and/or specialists, and long term hospital stays. Sometimes even with health insurance, the large medical bills can be overwhelming.Continue reading “Critical Illness”
Stress has always been and will always be one of the main contributors to virtually every problem known to man. Stress levels today may very well be at the highest point they have ever been in history. The thousands of thoughts you are thinking every single day have a direct impact on how you feel, therefore how stressed you may be. Paying close attention to your thoughts and feelings is one of the best techniques on how to distress and enjoy life as you should always be doing.Continue reading “Techniques to De-stress”
We want you to get up! Get moving! Start doing something you enjoy! Moving around and stimulating your blood flow is important for your physical health. Life can take over and routines can settle in, but somewhere in that busy schedule you need to find time for exercise. Your long term health depends on it!Continue reading “Physical Activity”
As most of our children have started school, it is important that we continue to provide nutritious meals and snacks for our kids throughout the year. Even though school lunches are available, they are not always the healthiest choice. Send a variety of foods from each food group: protein, low-fat dairy, whole grains, veggies, fruits, nuts and seeds to make sure your child is getting the nutrition they need.Continue reading “Ideas for Packing Healthy Snacks and Lunches for Your Children”
Regardless of age or fitness levels, studies have shown that making time for exercise provides some serious mental benefits. People gain from exercising on a regular basis in several ways, such as boosting self-confidence, creating a daily routine, and even promoting smarter thinking.Continue reading “Top 10 Benefits of Exercise to help with Mental Illnesses”
Skin needs special care in the summer time; more moisture, more nutritional antioxidants and more sun protection, regardless of your gender. Here are some tips to help keep your skin looking fresh and rejuvenated during the hot, long summer days.Continue reading “Summer Skincare Tips”
Eating on the run? Tired of experimenting with new diets? Forget to eat your veggies? These are all common factors among many of us. Busy schedules, fad diets, and bad eating habits get in the way of proper nutrition. Luckily, there are mineral supplements and multi-vitamins to help replace much needed nutrients such as zinc, calcium, potassium and magnesium.Continue reading “The Power of Magnesium”
With the ever increasing cost of prescription medications, HCCUA wants you know that there are many ways to reduce or even eliminate many of your medication expenses. We have a whole department dedicated to work with you to identity prescription savings and fee waiver opportunities and navigate the system, freeing up extra money to spend on meaningful healthcare.
Most Americans are not aware of the help that is available to reduce, or in some cases eliminate their costs for brand name and generic medications. Our staff at HCCUA is well equipped and educated in researching and identifying programs to assist in these types of situations. We will not only help you find the appropriate options, but will assist with the application process and paperwork. Best of all, this comes at no additional charge to you!
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Our staff will work with you to identify which medications you are currently taking and programs that are available to help you reduce your costs. Here are some of the ways that we can typically help (where and when available):
- Free Medications
- Discount Medications
- Small Co-Pays
- Mail Order Options
HOW DOES IT WORK?
If you currently need prescription assistance, please complete the following documents in which you receive in your Welcome Kit and return them in the enclosed prepaid envelope:
- Prescription Assistance Form
- Authorization for Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information
- Membership Billing Confirmation Letter
When we receive the completed forms from you, we will then contact you to set up an initial appointment to speak with one of our Prescription Specialist. The specialist will then verify all your information, explain how the process works, and answer various questions you might have. Then all you have to do is sit back and let us go to work for you. It’s that easy!
If you have any additional questions please call us at Member Services 866-227-5400
It’s time to take charge! Don’t let every day stresses bring you down. Learn how to make regular stresses work in your favor to reduce dangerous effects and prevent stress from escalating. By practicing stress management skills you can learn how to alter a stressful situation, change your reaction, learn how to take care of yourself, and, most importantly, make time for rest and relaxation.Continue reading “Licensed Clinical Counseling”
As you grow older, an active lifestyle is more important than ever! Regular exercise can help boost energy, maintain your independence, and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Exercise can even reverse some of the symptoms of aging. Furthermore, exercise is not only good for your body, but it is also good for your heart, mood, and memory. Whether you are generally healthy or are managing an illness, there are plenty of ways to get more active, improve confidence, and boost your fitness.Continue reading “The Importance of Staying Active”