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By MotivHealth Health savings accounts (HSAs) are somewhat new to the healthcare industry, only having made their debut in 2003. However, the concept of HSAs started coming together in the 1980s when Congress began discussing medical savings accounts (MSAs). Medical savings accounts were originally intended to allow healthcare consumers to set aside tax-free money specifically …

by MotivHealth If you type the phrase, “Does fruit…” into your Google search bar, one of Google’s first autocomplete predictions reads, “Does fruit make me fat?” It is a surprisingly common concern. As more and more Americans realize how detrimental excessive sugar is to the body, fruit has managed to gain a bad reputation. However, …

By MotivHealth Rising Premiums Nationwide Between 2009 and 2019, health insurance premiums increased faster than inflation, and in the aftermath of COVID-19, premium increases are expected to get even worse. Healthcare spending per person is projected to grow from $11,600 in 2019 to $17,000 by 2027. These numbers seem frightening, but MotivHealth Insurance Company has …

By MotivHealth Five Physical Setbacks Related to Stress Poor sleepHigh blood pressure and subsequent heart diseaseHeadachesAcne and other skin issuesWeight control Using Mindfulness to Overcome Stress Mindfulness is the practice of becoming intensely aware of your surroundings. Often, anxiety is triggered by the way we interpret events rather than the actual events themselves. Pay attention …

By MotivHealth It’s no secret that HSAs are an exceptional savings tool for employees and individuals. But did you know that employers reap the benefits of HSAs as well? As a recap, the benefits that HSAs provide employees and individuals include: The Triple Tax Advantage: First, all HSA contributions are tax free. Savings can either be deposited …

By MotivHealth The year 2022 is presenting new healthcare laws concerning price transparency. High prices don’t necessarily equate to high quality, and that’s why MotivHealth created SmartPay—they want members to receive high quality care at lower costs. You deserve to know your cost options before choosing a healthcare provider or receiving care, not when you receive the …

By MotivHealth The Benefits of Telehealth  As the world has turned upside down a bit lately, people everywhere have turned their attention towards a tool that has actually existed since the 1960s: telehealth. For decades, doctors have been able to remotely send medical information to patients in some form or another. However, only recently has the use of telehealth truly …

By MotivHealth What are UV Rays? July is National UV Safety Awareness month. We’ve all heard the term “UV ray” a thousand times, but what exactly is a UV ray? UV stands for ultraviolet. The sun (as well as manmade tanning beds) emits electromagnetic radiation called ultraviolet rays. Radiation is defined as the emission of …

By MotivHealth Did you know that one in three American adults, and one in six American children, are obese? Each new generation lives a more sedentary lifestyle than the last. A study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services detected a cause-and-effect relationship between screen time and obesity: high screen time averages correlate with high obesity …

By MotivHealth Womanhood comes with many challenges, including several female-specific health issues. We want to spotlight three women who deal with health issues such as these but have chosen to live ambitious and fulfilling lives regardless of their setbacks. Pam’s Story Pam, a mother of four, including an adult with special needs, suffers from fibromyalgia. …