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Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. Share your BOLD ideas, questions, and insights with us here and at http://www.ndhealthcareforums.com or visit our blog at www.bcbsnd.com/blueinsight/

Upper body stretches you can do at your desk

Sitting too much can be hazardous to your health. Some have even compared the health impacts of sitting for long periods of time to smoking. Unless you have a newfangled treadmill desk or have converted your workspace into a standing … Continue reading

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How health insurance works

Health insurance can be confusing. We’re here to help. People often ask us how health insurance works. We’ll try to explain. HOW HEALTH INSURANCE WORKS Here’s an example. Say you cut your hand and needed stitches. You went to the … Continue reading

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How health insurance premiums are used

People often ask us what happens to the health insurance premiums our members pay. Here is an explanation. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota charges premiums in exchange for providing our members with health insurance coverage. If you get … Continue reading

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Practice food safety during the summer

The aroma of burgers on the grill. The delight of a red slice of watermelon dripping with juice. There’s nothing like eating outdoors in the summer.  When you cook outdoors, you’re often away from your kitchen sink, refrigerator and kitchen … Continue reading

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Tax credits continue on North Dakota insurance marketplace

We understand that you may have questions or concerns about the impact of today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on your health insurance coverage. We would like all members to know that their Blue Cross Blue Shield of North … Continue reading

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Employees support the United Way of Cass-Clay

What could be better than a walk in the park? At Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, we believe in promoting physical activity and supporting the United Way of Cass-Clay. Our employees, retirees and their families gathered on June … Continue reading

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Understanding migraines

  Headaches are one of the most common pain-related health problems for adults and kids. While some headaches can be mild, others land people in the emergency room. Some headaches are known as migraines. Migraines are painful, throbbing headaches that … Continue reading

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Health care access in 50 states, 200 countries

Are you or your family planning a summer vacation? If you or your family gets sick while traveling, we’ve got you covered — even if you’re outside the state or in another country. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota … Continue reading

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Explanation of out of pocket costs

Health insurance can be confusing. We’re here to help. Here’s an explanation of an often misunderstood health insurance term and what it means. OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES  are health care costs that you pay for yourself. HOW OUT OF POCKET … Continue reading

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Sedentary lifestyle is hazardous to your health

The chair may look like a harmless piece of home or office furniture, but health experts say spending too much time sitting can be hazardous to your health. Too much sitting can be hazardous to your health.   Some experts … Continue reading

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