Healthy Starts Now with Quartz

    Posted by Quartz on December 26, 2017

    wintercomp.pngThank you for entrusting Quartz with your health insurance needs. From expanding network physician and provider options to creating innovative approaches to wellness, Quartz offers its members many ways to live healthier.

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    Topics: Member Newsletter, Health and Wellness

    What is HEDIS® . . .

    Posted by Quartz on December 26, 2017

    . . . and Why Is It Important?

    HEDIS® stands for Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set. It is a measurement tool used by more than 90 percent of U.S. health plans to evaluate performance in clinical quality and customer service.

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    Topics: Member Newsletter

    Welcome to the New MyChart!

    Posted by Quartz on December 26, 2017

    As of October 21, MyChart launched its new look. MyChart is our secure online portal for members 18 years of age and older. With MyChart, you can see your insurance information and parts of your UW Health medical information. 

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    Topics: Health Insurance Basics, Member Newsletter

    Quartz Well

    Posted by Quartz on December 26, 2017

    A New Wellness Program that Points to a Healthier You

    As we get closer to the launch of Quartz Well in January 2018, we are sharing more details of this personalized digital wellness program that was designed with your health and wellness goals in mind.
    Healthy choices made simple

    Quartz Well is an easy-to-use program you can access through your MyChart account. Quartz Well encourages healthy choices by offering points for a variety of activities and services. From your annual physical to health and wellness classes, you can earn points for preventive health care, fitness activities and health engagement.

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    Topics: Member Newsletter, Health and Wellness

    Your Quartz ID Card is Ready When You Are

    Posted by Quartz on December 26, 2017

    When you sign up or renew your health plan, we send you an ID card. This card has a lot of important information, such as –

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    Topics: Health Insurance Basics, Member Newsletter

    Your Quartz Premium Invoices

    Posted by Quartz on December 26, 2017

    We have updated our health insurance premium invoices.

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    Topics: Health Insurance Basics, Member Newsletter

    Releasing Health Information and Notice of Privacy Practices

    Posted by Quartz on December 26, 2017

    Releasing Health Information

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) generally requires that we obtain an authorization to release Protected Health Information (PHI) to your family or a friend (some exceptions may apply). If you would like us to discuss your information with someone other than yourself, please fill out the Authorization for Disclosure of Protected Health Information form, which is available at QuartzBenefits.com/phiform or in QuartzMyChart. You can specify which information may be released to named people or entities. You may authorize anyone, including a friend, a family member, or an employer or potential employer. Once completed, you can return it to Quartz and an authorization will be entered to allow release of the requested information.

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    Topics: Health Insurance Basics, Member Newsletter

    1095 Forms for 2017

    Posted by Quartz on December 26, 2017

    As a requirement of the Affordable Care Act, your 2017 federal tax return will ask if you and your dependents had qualifying health care coverage in 2017. The 1095-B Form will detail your 2017 coverage and should be kept with your tax records.

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    Topics: Health Insurance Basics, Member Newsletter

    This Year, Keep the Happy and Healthy in the Holidays

    Posted by Quartz on December 26, 2017

    Let’s face it, this time of year we all feel like the Griswold family with big plans for the holidays. Although a holiday movie classic can get you in the spirit of the season, it can also show what could go wrong if you don’t take the necessary steps to stay safe.

    Here’s how to keep you and your family — pets included — out of harm’s way –

    1. Step up carefully when decorating. Use a step stool or ladder to place decorations in high places.
    2. Be cautious with candles. Always keep them at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn, on a stable surface and out of reach of children and pets. Don’t forget to blow them out when you leave the room.
    3. Check holiday lights. Take a close look to find any exposed or frayed wires, loose connections or broken sockets.
    4. Trim trees with kids and pets in mind. Keep breakable ornaments or those with metal hooks
      near the top of the tree — and away from curious little ones and animals.
    5. Fireproof your tree too. Live trees dry out rapidly. Try to keep the stand filled with water and turn off all tree lights and decorations when not in use. Keeping your tree away from fireplaces, radiators and portable heaters will also help.

     In a poison emergency, call the national Poison Control Center at (800) 222-1222.

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    Topics: Member Newsletter, Health and Wellness

    We have some of the nation’s highest rated health plans

    Posted by Quartz on December 26, 2017

    Unity Health Plans Insurance Corporation (Unity) and Gundersen Health Plan, Inc.
    (Gundersen) have both been recognized among the nation’s highest-rated private health insurance plans for their commercial HMO / POS and commercial HMO products respectively by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The NCQA is a non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits insurance plans across the country.

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    Topics: Member Newsletter

    Note - This is a public blog forum. If you have specific questions about your benefits, please contact Quartz Customer Service at 800.362.3310 or send us a secure email.