Tag: Health Insurance

Will My Health Insurance Cover Cosmetic Procedures?

Cosmetic procedures are performed to change, restore, or enhance appearance. Health insurance plans rarely pay for elective cosmetic procedures. However, they may cover plastic surgery if it is reconstructive and performed for medical, rather than cosmetic, reasons. When Does Health Insurance Cover Plastic Surgery? Whether your health insurance will pay for plastic surgery depends on the insurance company, the type of coverage you have, and...

What Happens If You Don't Have Any Health Insurance?

Americans are required to carry health insurance under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). Originally, the ACA called for a penalty (known as a shared responsibility payment) for people who did not have health insurance, enforceable on the federal level. This portion of the ACA was repealed in 2019, and the authority to enforce health insurance requirements was transferred to the states. Depending on...

How Too Much Exercise Can Be Bad For Your Health

Exercise is good for your health – we all know that. But it is possible to exercise too much. In fact, recent studies have found that overdoing it could cause damage to your body and your brain. How Much Is Too Much Exercise? Regular exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight, improve your cardiovascular health, lower your risk for diabetes, and even improve your...

The Importance Of A Yearly Physical With Your Doctor

One of the reasons why it is so important to have health insurance is that it makes it possible to get yearly physical exams and preventative medical care. Conscientiously getting your annual exam is one the best things you can do for your health. The following are some of the reasons why a yearly physical is so critical to your health overall. Reasons To Get...

Managing Your Health After 50

By the time we reach our 50s, we have to face the fact that we’re growing older. Metabolism slows down, muscle mass decreases, and it takes more work to accomplish less in terms of fitness. For many men and women, the 50s are a time when a number of life changes occur – including changes to body. Although the risk for chronic health problems increases...