How the Affordable Care Act Helps Meet Unique Needs of Women

By Cindy Goff, VP, Policy, EmblemHealth

When Congress crafted the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they carefully considered how some of the unique health care needs of women could be better met under a reformed insurance system. Before the ACA, things like gender-rating and lack of maternity coverage in the individual market made health care insurance…

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Planning for a Baby? How Nutrition Affects Your Pregnancy

By Kate Harris, Director of Integrated Nutrition, RDN, CDN, CDE, CPT, AdvantageCare Physicians

When planning for a new addition to your family, a prenatal vitamin with Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) —an omega-3 fatty acid — helps ensure you have an optimal amount of nutrients stored in your body at the time of conception and throughout your…

Breast Reconstruction

Your Breast Reconstruction Surgery Benefits

The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 requires health plans to cover breast reconstruction following a mastectomy. All health plans also have to provide plan participants with a notice of this coverage each year. We understand there are many important decisions to consider before undergoing reconstructive breast surgery. That’s why we want to…

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Five Questions to Ask Your Gynecologist

Open and clear communication with your gynecologist can help you both make smart decisions about your health. In honor of National Women’s Health Week, we asked AdvantageCare Physicians Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Melinda Huang, FACOG, five questions you may feel too embarrassed or shy to ask. Asking your doctor questions will help you…

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The Power of Women

By Jay Sheehy, Senior Vice President, Product Innovation, EmblemHealth

National Women’s Health Week (NWHW), an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, should be celebrated all year long as females play the most integral role in the health care system. The purpose of NWHW is to empower women to make their personal health a priority, and…

Happy Mother’s Day

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” ― Unknown

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