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Healthcare Trends in 2022

By Leah Callahan | March 15, 2022

So many things look different due to the global pandemic, and healthcare is no exception. Convenience, a rise in costs, and health equity are all driving change. Cigna Health highlights four trends for 2022 – mental health needs, drug costs, health equity, and virtual care. A fifth, and interesting trend, is a move to narrow…

Caregivers and Technology

By Leah Callahan | January 26, 2022

If you are a caregiver or have aging parents, you understand the critical need for emergency care equipment to keep your loved ones safe. As an advocate for my parents and grandparents, I’ve explored tools and technology to make their homes safer and easier to manage. Technology can make a big difference as you care…

OPEN ENROLLMENT – ARE YOU READY?

By Leah Callahan | October 12, 2021

As the weather begins to change and we anticipate cooler temperatures, it is a reminder that Open Enrollment is just around the corner. There are two windows of enrollment depending on your age and status. This month you should receive correspondence from your health provider or prescription drug plan about plan-specific changes beginning January 1,…

The RV Rush

By Leah Callahan | June 9, 2021

This summer, it won’t just be seniors hitting the road in their RVs (recreational vehicles). The popularity of RVs over the past year resulted in an increase in sales for those looking to purchase or rent an RV or camper van. Young families and millennials are taking this craze to new levels.  At the height…

The “Buzz” Over Medicare Plans

By Leah Callahan | May 25, 2021

There is a lot of talk and no shortage of data on the pros and cons of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, the private-plan alternative to traditional Medicare. These are often referred to as Part C or “pay-as-you-go” plans. You can turn on your TV at any hour of the day or night and see numerous…

Indoor Plants Reap Big Benefits

By Leah Callahan | March 11, 2021

There are great reasons to have house plants — beauty, color, warmth — but there are also scientifically proven benefits you reap from incorporating plants into your home. According to WebMD, plants act as natural filters to catch allergens. Colorful plants can lift your mood and add moisture to the air during the dry, winter…

An Ounce of Prevention – the Best Medicine

By Leah Callahan | January 27, 2021

Everyone wants to live a longer and healthier life, and the answer may be as simple as taking care of yourself with preventative health care. A Look at the Numbers: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports 7 out of 10 deaths in the US are caused by chronic disease, while roughly half of the…

Shopping Small to Make a Difference

By Leah Callahan | December 4, 2020

If you read the news or watched television over the holidays, you probably heard about shopping small. Saturday, November 28, was small business Saturday. American Express started the movement and championed the phrase, “Share Joy, Shop Small®” in support of small businesses. They even make it easy to locate small shops on their website. Enter…

7 Time and Money Savers for the Holidays

By Leah Callahan | October 20, 2020

The holidays are just around the corner. Families are planning ways to stay safe while social distancing and still enjoy the familiar traditions of the holidays. If you want to avoid the holiday rush, retailers are offering bargains starting now to give you a head start. Online shopping is easy, and many companies offer free…

Absentee Ballot In-Person Information

By Leah Callahan | October 1, 2020

We wanted to share an article from the Springfield News-Leader published on September 21, 2020. Please click on the link to view the entire article: https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/2020/09/21/missouri-absentee-ballot-voting-start-guide-what-to-know/5823121002/

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