Share of Cost, Flu Shot: Side Effects

Saturday, Oct. 1st 2016 6:00 AM

Although side effects are usually very mild, the flu shot can cause pain, redness, or swelling where the shot was given. A few people may also experience body aches or a low fever. Hives on the skin. The appearance of hives can signal an allergic reaction to the flu shot.

In rare cases, the flu shot can cause a severe allergic reaction. When this happens, it usually occurs within minutes or hours after the shot is given. The following are signs that require emergency treatment:

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Share of Cost, Cancer Drugs Provide Positive Value In Nine Countries, But The United States Lags In Health Gains Per Dollar Spent

Sunday, May. 29th 2016 6:00 AM

Cancer drugs account for a growing share of health care expenditure, raising questions about how much value is gained from their use. We used a proprietary international data set to examine real-world cancer drug consumption and expenditure in the period 2004–14 in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States and to explore the value obtained. Even after adjusting for population and epidemiological factors, we found that the United States spent more than the other countries on cancer drugs, yet it often had lower utilization. All nine countries—most notably France and Japan—witnessed an improvement in neoplasm-related years of potential life lost, which suggests that although the costs of drugs have risen, their therapeutic benefits have increased as well. Net economic value derived from cancer drug expenditures appears to have remained positive, with base-case analyses indicating that the United States obtained an estimated $32.6 billion in net positive return from cancer drug care in 2014. However, the United States lags behind other countries in health gains obtained per dollar spent on cancer drugs, which suggests an opportunity to improve value in the oncology drug market.

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Reviewing the Multiflex Dental Insurance Plan in California

Sunday, May. 1st 2011 6:24 AM

Reviewing the MultiFlex Dental Insurance Classic Plan Max 2000 Underwritten by Nationwide Life Insurance Company. This dental insurance plan offers individual and family dental benefits for members age 64 and younger. If you are 65 years of age or older please select another dental plan. A family membership covers the head of household including spouse (if not legally separated or divorced from you); unwed child from the moment of birth, until the child attains age 19; and unwed child who is a student may be covered until age 26 provided such child is a full-time student and more than 50% dependent on you for support and maintenance and proof of the child’s enrollment as a full-time student has been submitted.

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Always Care California Dental Plan Limitations and Exclusions

Saturday, Apr. 30th 2011 6:22 AM

Applicant’s Statements and Agreements:  1. I understand that the effective date of the policy will be the date recorded in the Policy Schedule of Benefits by the Company.  2. I understand the policy I am applying for contains different Waiting Periods for certain benefits listed in the Policy Schedule of Benefits. This means that no benefits are payable during the listed Waiting Period. The Waiting Period begins on the effective date of coverage.  3. I understand that dependent children, if any, will be covered until the end of the month following their 19th birthday (24th if full-time students).  4. I understand that: (a) Starmount Life Insurance Company is not bound by any statement made by me, the applicant, or any associate/agent of Starmount Life Insurance Company unless written herein. (b) The associate/agent cannot change the provisions of the policy or waive any of its provisions either orally or in writing. (c) The policy together with this application, endorsements, benefit agreements and riders, if any, is the entire contract of insurance. (d) No change to the policy will be valid until approved by Our president and secretary, and noted in or attached to the policy.

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AlwaysCare One Plus PPO Dental Value Plan in California

Friday, Apr. 29th 2011 6:21 AM

Reviewing the AlwaysCare One Plus PPO Dental Value Plan $1000 Max Benefit underwritten by Starmount Life Insurance Company for Adults (ages 19 to 64). This dental plan offers individual and family dental benefits. Family coverage includes the insured; the insured’s spouse; including and dependent, unmarried children to age 26. One-parent family coverage includes the insured and dependent, unmarried children to age 26. Newborn children are automatically covered from the moment of birth. The dental insurance plan offers you a free choice of network dentists.

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Madison Nation Life Insurance Company Offers Dental Insurance With ShareOfCost.com

Thursday, Apr. 28th 2011 6:12 AM

Madison Nation Life Insurance Company Offers Dental Insurance With ShareOfCost.com — Consider the Indemnity Value Dental Insurance Plan $500 Maximum Benefit Underwritten by Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc. This dental insurance plan offers dental benefits for individuals and families. A family membership covers the applicant, spouse, and your dependent children ages 25 or younger. The dental insurance plan offers your choice of dentist and you can change your dentist anytime by notifying the company. Your savings are in place when you visit your dentist so you just show up for your dental appointment and make your co-payment – what could be easier? Dental health care and orthodontic coverage is included for dependent children.

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Pacific Care Dental Plan, California Plan Limitations and Exclusion

Wednesday, Apr. 27th 2011 6:07 AM

The orthodontic benefit covers: consultation, all necessary appliances, banding, and monthly office visits for 24 months. Specific co-payment levels have also been set for start-up and retention services.  Orthodontic treatment must be provided by a Panel Orthodontist. A referral must be submitted by the assigned general dentist and approved by the Plan. Rates and coverage’s subject to change without notification.

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PacifiCare Dental Plan, United HealthCare Providers Plan Review

Tuesday, Apr. 26th 2011 6:03 AM

Regarding the PacifiCare Dental Insurance Plan (Region 1). This dental plan offers individual and family dental benefits. A family membership covers the head of household including spouse, your children 19 years of age or younger and your children up to age 23 if attending school full time. Your online request must be processed on or before the 20th of the month prior to the coverage effective date. This dental plan starts on the 1st of next month if you have enrolled by the 20th of this month. Be sure to leave yourself enough time to mail in your application.

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Dental Health Services Dental Plan Limitations and Exclusion

Monday, Apr. 25th 2011 6:01 AM

Dental Health Services Dental Plan Limitations and Exclusion: Summary of Dental exclusions: This is a very brief overview. Please refer to the evidence of coverage before purchasing this dental plan.  The following services are not covered by this dental plan:
A. Services that are not consistent with professionally recognized standards of practice.
B. Services related to implants or attachments to implants.
C. Cosmetic services, for appearance only, unless specifically listed.
D. Myofunctional therapy-procedures for training, treating or developing muscles in and around the jaw or mouth including T.M.J. and related diseases, except for occlusal guard.
E. Treatment for malignancies, neoplasms (tumors) and cysts as well as hereditary, congenital and/or developmental malformations.
F. Dispensing of drugs not normally supplied in a dental office.
G. Hospitalization charges, dental procedures or services rendered while patient is hospitalized.
H. Procedures, appliances or restorations (other than fillings) that are necessary for full mouth rehabilitation, to increase arch vertical dimension, or crown/bridgework requiring more than 10 crowns/pontics. Replacement or stabilization of tooth structure lost through attrition, abrasion or erosion.

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Dental Health Services, Share of Cost California Dental Plan Review

Sunday, Apr. 24th 2011 6:59 AM

Dental Health Services, Share of Cost California Dental Plan Review — The Dental Health Services Super SmartSmile HMO Dental Plan. As the subscriber, you may enroll yourself, your spouse (unless legally separated) or your domestic partner, and/or unmarried dependent children who are under 19 years of age. Children 19 years of age and over are eligible if: The child is unmarried and a full-time student solely dependent upon subscriber for support, and is under 23 years of age; or the child is and continues to be both (1) incapable of self-sustaining employment by reason of a mental disability, including but not limited to, mental illness or a physical disability or a combination of those disabilities and (2) chiefly dependent upon the subscriber or member for support and maintenance. There are no deductibles and no yearly limits on most services, and there are no claim forms to fill out. Your savings are in place when you visit network dentist. You just show up for your dental appointment and make your copayment – what could be easier? The dentists must meet the Plan’s standard of quality and service.

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Liberty Dental Plans of California, Share of Cost Review

Saturday, Apr. 23rd 2011 6:53 AM

Here are some of the disclosures to consider when purchasing the Liberty Dental Plan of California: Liberty Dental Plan will activate your benefits on the first of next month if your mail-in application and payment is received in their office by the 20th of this month. Subject to cancellation as provided under this Program, enrollment of Eligible Members and Eligible Dependents* is for a minimum period of one year. Twelve Consecutive Months. All Members and Dependents must use a Dentist within the LIBERTY Dental Plan Network of California Dentists.

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California Dental Network Plan Exclusions and Limitations

Thursday, Apr. 21st 2011 6:47 AM

California Dental Network Plan Exclusions and Limitations: An Enrollment Application is a request for coverage, which, if approved by California Dental Network, becomes the enrollment form used to issue an identification card and Combined Evidence of Coverage and Disclosure Form. All benefits, limitations and exclusions are stated in full in the Combined Evidence of Coverage and Disclosure Form which is provided when coverage becomes effective. Members will have 30 days from receipt of the Combined Evidence of Coverage and Disclosure Form to cancel their enrollment and receive a full refund of their premiums if they have not utilized the Plan. You may obtain a copy of the Combined Evidence of Coverage and Disclosure Form from their Corporate Office before you enroll.

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Share of Cost Dental Plans, California Dental Network

Wednesday, Apr. 20th 2011 6:44 AM

Share of Cost Dental Plans, California Dental Network:  Here is some information on the California Dental Network HMO Dental Plan 411. This dental plan offers individual and family dental services to eligible residents in the household, including their lawful spouse and dependent children. Dependents shall also include all unmarried children under the age of 19 who are chiefly dependent on the subscriber for support and maintenance. Extension of eligibility may be made up to the age of 23 years for unmarried children who are principally dependent upon the subscriber and are registered students in regular, full-time attendance at an accredited school, college, or university (subscriber will be required to submit evidence of full-time status). There are no deductibles and no yearly limits on services, and there are no claim forms to fill out. Your savings are in place when you visit network dentist. You just show up for your dental appointment and make your co-payment – what could be easier?

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Lifestyle Training May Reduce Pain Of Heartburn, Suggests Study

Monday, Apr. 18th 2011 6:24 AM

Patients with the condition commonly known as heartburn may benefit from lifestyle interventions rather than just medication, suggest researchers in this month’s British Journal of General Practice (BJGP).

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Link Between Cough And Reflux Studied With New Sound Recording Device

Saturday, Apr. 16th 2011 6:24 AM

Coughing episodes are closely related to gastroesophageal reflux symptoms in patients who experience chronic cough, irrespective of other diagnoses, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. Gastroesophageal reflux occurs when the acid contents of the stomach back up, or reflux, into the esophagus.

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Patients Living With Gerd Now Have A New Treatment Option For Improved And Sustained Symptom Relief

Friday, Apr. 15th 2011 6:24 AM

Takeda is pleased to announce that DEXILANT™ (dexlansoprazole) is now available in Canada. DEXILANT is the first and only proton pump inhibitor (PPI) with a novel DUAL DELAYED RELEASE technology, which delivers two separate doses of medication at different times providing improved and sustained symptom relief throughout the day and night.

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