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FAIR Health Launches Healthy Decisions for Healthy Aging Campaign

With generous support from The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF), FAIR Health has launched Healthy Decisions for Healthy Aging. This is a national campaign to spread the news about This website has healthcare educational tools and resources for older adults and their caregivers. The campaign uses messaging and visuals to empower older adults and their caregivers to make educated healthcare decisions.

Managing Costs for Day Programs for the Elderly and Disabled Younger Adults

An adult day program is a type of long-term care program you go to during the day. Some programs provide needed health services or personal care, like bathing or dressing. Others mostly provide fun and social things to do. Program costs vary, but most aren’t covered by health insurance. This article will tell you some ways to manage costs for adult day programs.

Spotlight on Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are a group of mental health conditions that have to do with eating behaviors. A new FAIR Health report found that from 2018 to 2022, eating disorder claim lines rose by 65 percent. Also, almost three-quarters of patients with eating disorders had some other kind of mental health condition as well.


Healthcare Proxies and Advance Healthcare Directives

What if a serious accident, injury or illness affected your ability to make decisions? Have you thought about what care you’d want? Healthcare proxies and advance healthcare directives can help you plan your care if you ever lose the ability to communicate clearly. This article will tell you about your options for planning your healthcare decisions ahead of time.

Fall Is Open Enrollment Season

Now that fall is here, it’s a good time to think about health insurance. That’s because fall is open enrollment season—the time of year when you can sign up for a health plan or make changes to the plan you have.

Types of Health Plans

When shopping for a health plan, you may see a plan described as an HMO, PPO, POS or EPO. Those abbreviations are important because the coverage, rules and typical costs differ for each type of plan.


Vision Coverage for Children and Adults

Most health plans cover medically necessary visits to an eye doctor. Sometimes they cover routine eye exams too. But they don’t usually cover eyeglasses or contact lenses for adults, though they may for children. To get more complete vision coverage, you may have to go to other sources. This article will tell you about those sources. It will also suggest other ways to save money on eye care and get free or low-cost eye care.

FAIR Health Launches Cost of Giving Birth Tracker

The cost of giving birth varies from state to state. Now FAIR Health has launched the Cost of Giving Birth Tracker. This is a free, online tool that tracks the cost of giving birth in each state and nationwide.

Getting Covered for Alternative Medicine

Acupuncture, chiropractic care and massage therapy have one thing in common: They may not be covered by insurance. That’s because they may be looked at as alternative treatments, not part of conventional medical care.


Benefits for People with Disabilities

A disability is a health condition that limits what you can do. It can affect your body, your mind or how you grow and develop. Public and private sources offer benefits, such as payments and services, that help people with disabilities. In this guide, you’ll find out about benefits available for children, adults and veterans with disabilities, and their caregivers.

A Window into Primary Care

Primary care is at the heart of the healthcare system. Yet a new FAIR Health report found that almost one in three people didn’t visit a primary care provider (PCP) from 2016 to 2022. Also, just over half of the PCPs during that time were medical doctors. The rest were other healthcare providers, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Trends in Alternative Places of Service

People used telehealth less but used retail clinics more in 2021, compared to 2020. A new FAIR Health white paper shows these and other trends in the places people go to get healthcare. Most people go to doctor’s offices and hospitals to get care. But the new study sheds light on other, less traditional places of care.

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