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Transitioning to a Medicare Plan? We've Got Your MyCare Plan Ready!

Published: 11/16/2022

Transitioning to a Medicare Plan?  We’ve Got Your MyCare Plan Ready!

If you need to choose a Medicare plan soon, WHA has a plan to make that decision easier by helping you keep your same doctors and hospitals you know and trust.

Lower Your Cancer Risk Through Screenings 

Published: 09/13/2022

Lower Your Cancer Risk through Screenings 

September is National Prostate Awareness Month. A good time for WHA to encourage members (men in particular) to take time to lower their risk of cancer by scheduling your routine checkup for preventive exams and cancer screenings.

Activate Advantage Referral When You Need to a Specialist

Published: 08/16/2022

How to use Advantage Referral in 3 steps:

Let’s say you’re at your checkup and your doctor recommends you see a Specialist. So, what now? As a member, you can take advantage of what we call, Advantage Referral.

What Your College-bound Student Should Know about Healthcare

Published: 08/09/2022

Amid all the buying, packing, and stressing to get your college student launched this fall, here’s a useful Health Checklist to get them ready and able to access medical care if they need it while at school.

How to Get the Most of Your Checkup

Published: 07/25/2022

Checkup Coming Up? Here’s How to Make the Most of those Minutes with your Doctor

Going to a regular check up with your doctor is vital to staying healthy. Take time to prepare to ensure you make the most that time so you don’t feel rushed or forget something important to ask. Below are some simple tips to get the most out of your checkup, also referred to as a preventive or wellness visit.

Nutritional Counseling for Weight Management

Published: 07/06/2022

In a recent article in Advantage Magazine, we asked one of our registered dieticians at Dignity Health to talk about reasons to see nutritionist and what to expect during the visit.  Read the entire article: Doc Talk feature on How a Nutritionist Helps Smart Eating.

We all know that it’s important to eat healthy, but how do you know when your diet could use a makeover, or how and when you eat can contribute to a developing health condition?

Take Time for a Mental Health Checkup

Published: 05/17/2022

As we recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month, take advantage of the benefits in your WHA health plan that can help your mental state of mind. Here’s our Mental Health quick reference sheet that gives you program information and contacts.

Good Stress or Bad? Know the Difference

Published: 04/08/2022

Good Stress or Bad? Know the Difference

Stress is a normal part of everyday life. But while good stress (called, eustress) pushes us to strive and achieve, bad stress—particularly when it’s severe and/or lasts a long time—is highly destructive to our health.  

Kaia Health

Published: 03/22/2022

Easing back pain with WHA’s newest no-cost program, Kaia Health

When you have back pain, you want relief – fast. But so often, the quickest action is to get over-the-counter or prescription pain medication. But there are other ways to get relief, with the help of WHA’s newest program, Kaia Health, available to employer group plan members*.

Truhearing for MA members

Published: 03/14/2022

If you’re feeling left out of conversations, it may be time for a hearing exam

You may not even know you’ve suffered hearing loss until your friends and family point out that they have to keep repeating themselves. Or, perhaps your spouse complains that the TV is too loud or you simply cannot hear conversations in a social situation, like a crowded restaurant or bar. 

Program Brings Help for Members with High Blood Pressure

Published: 02/15/2022

Amazingly, about half of adults in America have high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. And, high blood pressure can lead to heart disease, if left untreated. 

Healthy Eating Never Tasted So Good

Published: 01/26/2022

If you are like many of us, life seems to revolve around the kitchen. It’s where we cook and connect with friends and family. So, how do you make it a place where you consistently prepare meals for a healthy lifestyle? 

Make 2022 A Wellness Revolution!

Published: 01/05/2022

You Say You Want a Wellness Revolution? Well, You Know...Make it a Personal One! 

With 2022 barely here, start the year off with a personal wellness revolution, with the help from your WHA health plan and our partners! Take advantage of these programs to kick start yours with these suggestions. 

Protect you and your family's health this holiday by getting your flu shot

Published: 12/06/2021

During National Influenza Vaccination week (Dec 5-10), it’s a good time to get your flu shot. Adults and children age can get an annual flu vaccine, but especially people at higher risk

Heartburn...or something more?

Published: 11/19/2021

Got Heartburn? Relief is on the way!

Food is an important part of any celebration, regardless of culture or religion. However, food is not supposed to make us feel bad. We hear about heartburn and acid reflux on television ads but what is it and how can you curb the symptoms? And, when should you take it seriously so it doesn’t become a chronic condition.

I'm Healthy, Which Plan is Best for Me?

Published: 11/17/2021

It’s open enrollment time (Nov. 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022). If you do not get a health plan through an employer, now’s the time to shop and enroll. But how to choose the best plan, especially when you are healthy and don’t see a doctor very often?

Individual Open Enrollment Shoppers Guide

Published: 11/03/2021

First time shopper’s guide to getting a health plan

If you are shopping for a health plan for the first time, the process can be daunting. So, whether you are cyber-savvy or would like personal help over the phone, these health plan tips will help you select the best 2022 plan for you and your family.

New Medicare Advantage Plans for 2022

Published: 10/28/2021

WHA MyCare (HMO) Medicare Advantage Plans for 2022

Our MyCare and MyCare Plus Medicare Advantage plans just got better. For coverage in 2022, you have two choices:

How to save a woman's life? Early detection is the key with these 3 steps

Published: 10/06/2021

If you are seeing pink right now, it’s because of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A time when we remember the lives of women who have been touched by breast cancer. It’s the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women of 44-55 years of age. Yet diagnosed early, and in the localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is nearly 99% according to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

Bring your family together to prepare – it's never been more important

Published: 09/21/2021

California has always had its natural disasters (think earthquakes), but recently, residents are dealing with more urgent threats from wildfires, smoke, and storms. It’s important to know how to track where an “event” is happening and prepare appropriately for the unexpected. 

Click here to get the latest on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updated Info on Vaccines and Newest Bivalent Boosters