Liberty HealthShare Official Blog
Family Stress at the Holidays
For most of us, the next six weeks or so will include at least one family get-together. Depending on the person and his or her history, the very thought of these festivities evoke a wide range of emotions, from joy to outright dread. So what can you do to prepare for the stress you might experience?
November is National Diabetes Month
November is National Diabetes Month. This annual event is meant to raise awareness about diabetes in its various forms. Incredibly, nearly one in four adults with diabetes are unaware that they have the disease. This month is a great opportunity to learn about your risk.
Self-Care for New Moms
One of our favorite phone calls to receive from a member is the announcement that they have welcomed a new addition to their family. As joyous as it is to welcome a new baby, it is also a huge adjustment, especially for a new mom. Here are a few self-care strategies we recommend for new moms.
Seasonal Affective Disorder and the Holidays
The holiday season is a joyful time of year for most, but for some, SAD (seasonal affective disorder,) can negatively affect this festive time of year. SAD is a type of depression that affects a person during a certain time every year. This is commonly brought on during the winter months, and can be called the “winter blues."
Commitment To Excellence
I am pleased to tell you that over the last several weeks we have taken additional steps toward the goal of processing bills within 3 days after receipt at Liberty. It is going to be a reality in the near term. We also have improved efficiencies and added headcount to ensure we are answering calls in a more timely manner. Thanks to improvements, when you call us, we will answer.
Understanding Breast Cancer
Each October, many charities, research organizations, medical institutions, and individuals participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to spread the word about the need for early detection and proper treatment for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Understandably, most people prefer not to dwell on their cancer risk or entertain thoughts of what might happen if they were diagnosed, but the reality is that breast cancer will affect roughly 1 in 8 women born today.
Prioritizing Heart Health During The Holidays
What do you picture when you hear the words “holiday heart?” The phrase might evoke images of warm family gatherings, wintry outings with friends that end with hot cider, or even chocolates. As lovely as these nostalgic scenes might be, “holiday heart syndrome” actually refers to an increase in emergency room visits and hospital admissions from an irregular heart rhythm that many people experience around the holidays. It can happen to anyone, even otherwise healthy people.
What IS Candy Corn?
In less than two weeks, many of us will face a steady stream of costumed little ones visiting our front doors and begging for something sweet to eat. Unless you want to spend the evening sitting in the dark and pretending not to be home, it’s best not to be caught empty-handed (this author cannot confirm nor deny prior experience in this department).
In Pursuit Of Excellence
Liberty HealthShare Family; Thank you for being a part of the sharing community! Your faith and trust in us, to effectively and efficiently work with you in managing your healthcare expenses is something we do not take lightly. We are striving every day to be the very best option you have in your healthcare expenses.
A Wonderful Gift And Calling
It is our privilege to welcome Wesley Humble to Liberty HealthShare and to our Human Interest blog series! Wes was recently hired as the Executive Director of Ministry and Community Relations. This position is new for our organization, and we are excited to see how God uses Wes to continue to help our employees and greater member community grow in grace. Even in the few weeks since he was brought on, he has gained a reputation as an honest and compassionate encourager with a pastor's heart.
Staying Healthy On Vacation
Summer is in full swing! Most people plan vacations for the middle of the summer when the beach is most appealing and the roads to the mountains are clear and easy to drive. No matter where you and your family are planning to go this year, make health a priority during your fun in the sun. Stay conscious of your body's limits, and encourage your family and friends to practice healthy habits that will help keep you safe this season.
Rescued And Adopted!
His Word He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins. Colossians 1:12b-13 NLT
Cucumber Rosemary Lemon Fizz
Join our Social Media Specialist Sam Long as she learns to enjoy the kitchen! Since the beginning of the year, she has embarked on following healthy new recipes from scratch and documented the journey on the Liberty HealthShare blog. In today's post, Sam tries a refreshing and guilt-free summer drink!
What Happens To My Bill?
You're a member who has successfully shared a bill! You worked closely with your doctor to evaluate the course of your care, you pre-notified Liberty HealthShare of the procedure, and your bill was submitted promptly through your ShareBox. Now what? Everything you've read says that it may take 30-45 days for your bill to be processed, but what does "processed" mean? We receive this question from members often, especially if the wait is taking longer than expected. Delays can be frustrating without further information, and it is our desire that members feel at ease throughout the course of their cost sharing by being as transparent as possible every step of the way.
Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do. Psalm 1:1-3 NLT
My Peace I Give To You
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 (NKJV) It doesn't take much to notice that the world around us is in a constant state of crisis. Newsreels spit images of war, political dissension, familial trauma, natural disasters, and other atrocities with every release. Turning off the TV or closing the tab isn't enough to block out the turmoil. We experience personal relationships fraught with tension and unexpected hurt, and our hearts can falter under the weight of it all. The world is incapable of offering lasting peace, and we have no sustainable way to navigate the pain.