Wellness and prevention
How to get ready for your virtual doctor visit
Telemedicine (or telehealth) can bring a doctor to you when you can’t go to the office. Here are some tips to help you get the most from the visit.
Flu vs. cold vs. COVID-19: What you need to know
By Wayne Rawlins, MD, MBA
Flu season is here. The coronavirus (COVID-19) remains a threat. So, what should you do if you feel ill and wonder, “Is it the flu, a cold, or COVID-19?”
5 tips for when you’re suddenly sharing living space
You’ve been independent for a long time. Now, you may be sharing space with adult children, grandchildren, or other friends and family who need help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Telemedicine brings a doctor to your door
You stay in touch with friends on Facebook, ask Alexa for the weather, and text family with the latest news. Now, you can have a doctor come to you for a virtual house call, too.
Dazed and sniffling in the cold-and-flu aisle: tips for buying OTC medicines
You’re under the weather and on your way to the pharmacy’s cold-and-flu aisle. The colorful packages all promise relief. How do you know which to choose?
Headed to the pharmacy? Ask questions!
By Jamie Reuter, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
You go to pick up your medicine, and the clerk asks, “Do you want to speak to a pharmacist?” Most people say no, but they shouldn’t!
What’s behind rising drug costs, and strategies to manage them
By Jamie Reuter, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
It’s no secret that prescription drug prices have been on the rise. And this trend shows no signs of stopping.1 That leaves health plan sponsors looking for ways to manage costs while ensuring that employees can get the medicines they need.
Moving and eating
Yoga: Four hidden health benefits
If you’re thinking about yoga, consider these health benefits.
Eat your heart out: tips for heart-healthy eating
Love is in the air, making it the perfect time to talk about heart health!
9 good things you get with your ConnectiCare health plan
Being a ConnectiCare member has its perks. Check out some of the highlights of what you get with your plan.
Open enrollment is here!
Don’t wait – get (or stay) covered! Open enrollment begins Nov. 1. We have plans to help you stay well and get the care you need if you become ill or hurt. Financial help is available for those who qualify.
How to keep employees engaged during virtual open enrollment
Like almost everything at work, open enrollment is going virtual. Here are some ideas for how to do that successfully.
5 tips to make open enrollment easy
We hear the groans. Open enrollment is always around the corner, or so it may seem. We’ve got some tips in five easy-to-follow-steps.
Supporting community organizations around Connecticut
ConnectiCare has always been dedicated to the health of the communities it serves. This past year, under the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic, that mission was more important than ever.
Safe fall activities for you and your family
Cooler days and nights don’t mean outdoor fun has to end. There are plenty of things you can do outside in Connecticut this fall.
Trouble sleeping? These tricks might help.
Getting a good night’s sleep is more than satisfying: it plays a major role in our mental and physical health.
Palliative care: Extra support for patients (and their families)
Most doctors spend their days diagnosing illness and trying to cure it. A growing number of doctors and nurses, though, care for patients whose conditions aren’t curable.
Family & you
Spreading cheer from afar: holiday gift ideas
You may not have in-person gatherings for the holidays this year. But that doesn’t mean you don’t celebrate.
Hope for the holidays: Tips for safe, smaller celebrations
The pandemic is disrupting cherished holiday traditions and family get-togethers. Try to beat back any glumness with some ingenuity – and a plan.