Choice90

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on March 31, 2017

    The Choice90 Extended Supply Program

    Choice90 makes it easy to get a 90-day supply of the medications you take most often. Your medicine may be covered in the Choice90 program if –
    • The national databases (marked as C90 on formulary listing) list your medication as a maintenance medication.
    • The cost of a 90-day supply is within the Choice90 limits.
    • All other benefit requirements have been met, including prior authorization, step therapy, generic substitution and quantity requirement*.
    For more details, please visit unityhealth.com/choice90.

     

    * The program is not available for Unity members with drug coverage through Navitus or BadgerCare Plus, or those who do not have a drug benefit. Medications that are  excluded from coverage are not eligible for Choice90. Medications that require Prior Authorization must have a valid prior authorization in place before Choice90 will process.

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    New Mom Benefits

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on March 31, 2017

    Being a New Mom & a Unity Member Has Its Benefits!

    New moms can now get an electric breast pump as a benefit from Unity Health Insurance. Unity will cover an electric or manual pump as long as it is not hospital grade. If you are a new mom and a Unity
    member, please talk to your doctor or nurse about how to get your pump.

    If you are a 9 Months & MoreSM member and have questions about this new benefit and your program gift option, please call 608.821.4907.

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    Member Rights and Responsibilities Statement

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on March 31, 2017

    We are committed to maintaining a mutually respectful relationship with our members and practitioners. Our Member Rights and Responsibilities Statement communicates our respect for your rights and our expectations of your responsibilities, including your right to privacy and confidentiality, your right to be treated with respect and dignity and your responsibility to show consideration and respect to health plan staff and health care practitioners.

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    Introducing Quartz

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on March 31, 2017

    Introducing Our New Company Brand and Logo – Including Quartz

     

    Unity Health Plans Insurance Corporation (Unity) is excited to introduce a new company brand and logo – including Quartz.  The branding reflects both the evolution of our integration with Gundersen Health Plan (Gundersen) and our vision for the future.

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    Discover a Healthier You

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on March 31, 2017

    This Spring, Discover a Healthier You

    Wellness Classes at The American Center support a holistic approach to your physical, emotional and mental health. From stress reduction and fitness to hands-on cooking classes and more, many opportunities are available for you to discover a healthier you this spring and throughout the year.

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    Learn CPR

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on March 31, 2017

    Learn CPR – the New Way

    Did you know that there is a new way to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)?

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    Shoveling and Back Care

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on December 23, 2016

    Wisconsin winters can be filled with fun: sledding, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing or enjoying a fresh snowfall from under a warm blanket. But for some folks, shoveling can take the fun out of winter. It’s important to keep yourself safe while shoveling. Here’s a few tips that may help –

    • Clothing
      Before you go outside to start shoveling, put on a hat, gloves, scarf, warm jacket, winter boots and warm pants. If you tend to get to warm while shoveling, dress in layers so you can remove clothing if necessary. When the wind chill is intense, be sure to cover your ears, nose, hands and feet to prevent frostbite.

    • Technique
      If possible, it’s actually best to push the snow rather than lift it. If you have to lift the snow, remember proper back technique: bend your knees and keep your back straight. As you throw snow off your shovel, do not twist your body. Turn your body and throw the snow while keeping your back straight.
      Help your back stay healthy this winter season!

    • It’s not a Race!
      Pace yourself – there’s no need to have your driveway cleared first in your neighborhood. Use a smaller shovel to make your scoops lighter. You need to breathe normally throughout your shoveling.

    • Be in Tune with your Body
      If you find yourself becoming light headed, dizzy or nauseous, take a break. Go inside for a little while and come back out when you’re ready. Don’t push yourself. It’s always a good idea to let someone know that you are out shoveling in case of an emergency.

    • Snowblower Safety
      Keep your hands and clothing away from the blades of your snowblower. If you need to attend to the blades, shut the engine off completely before getting close. Keep your body parts and clothing away from the blades. Be especially mindful if you’re wearing a scarf so it doesn’t get pulled into the blades.
      Safety first!

    Unity wants you to enjoy winter and keep your back healthy! If you are in need of back pain resources,please visit Unity’s Lower Back pain web page: unityhealth.com/backpain. Unity also offers health coaching for a variety of topics including back health. Please visit Unity’s health coaching web page: unityhealth.com/healthcoaching.

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    Tips for Staying Active During the Winter Months

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on December 23, 2016
    Sometimes it is hard to motivate yourself to be active in the winter. In some cases, the conditions may keep us home bound and unable to get out and enjoy our normal exercise routines or activities.

    Here are some great tips on how you can stay active this winter season –
    • Turn on the music and start cleaning
    • Try a new winter activity that you’ve never done before:
      snow shoe or cross country ski
    • Do a winter activity that you love: ice skate or build a snowman
    • Try a new indoor exercise activity: yoga, cycling, zumba or pilates
    • If you’re already out and about, park in the furthest parking spot or take an extra lap around the mall
    • Shovel your driveway instead of using the snowblower.
      Offer to shovel a neighbor’s, too!

    Source: uwhealth.org/news/how-to-fit-in-exercise-during-thisholiday-season/44751
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    Heart Month Calendar

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on December 23, 2016

    February 2017

    Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
         

    1

    Get your blood pressure
    checked

    2

    If you need to lose weight, develop a plan today. If you’d like a health coach to help you, call Health Services
    at 866.884.4601

    3

    National Wear Red® Day –
    wear red to support
    Go Red for Women® day

    4

    5

     

    6

    Cook a healthy supper for
    you and your family tonight

    7

    Do something active outside today

    8

    Get 7-9 hours of sleep tonight

    9

    Engage your mind in a new activity: read a
    new book, complete a
    jigsaw puzzle,
    do a Sudoku

    10

    Prepare healthy meals
    this weekend for the
    upcoming week

    11

    12

    13

    Get your blood
    sugar checked

    14

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day with someone special

    15

    Try a new form of exercise

    16

    If you use tobacco,
    call the WI Tobacco
    Quit Line at
    800.QUIT.NOW

    to learn the steps to quit

    17

    Take a hike (in the snow)
    this weekend

    18

    19

    20

    Try a new way to reduce stress

    21

    Find a way to laugh today

    22

    Get your cholesterol
    checked

    23

    Try a new fruit or
    vegetable today

    24

    Plan to take a nap this weekend

    25

    26

    27

    Get your blood pressure
    rechecked if it was high

    28

    Consider donating to the
    American Heart Association®

           

    Printable Calendar

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    February is Heart Healthy Month – Go Red®!

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on December 23, 2016

    February is American Heart Month, focused on raising awareness that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men.

    To prevent heart disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends eating healthier, exercising more and quitting smoking. See the calendar for fun ways to incorporate heart disease prevention into your daily life during the month of February.

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