Mental Health Benefits of Getting Outside

Mental health is essential to personal well-being, family and interpersonal relationships, and the ability to contribute to your community and society. Getting outside has a profound impact on our brains and our behavior. It allows us to disconnect, reduce anxiety, relieve everyday stressors, and improve our overall well-being. Finding time …

Greater Flexibility for Grandfathered Plans

On July 10, 2020, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury Departments issued a proposed rule intended to provide greater flexibility for grandfathered group health plans — which would include changes to certain cost-sharing requirements without losing grandfather status. The proposed rule would amend …

Highmark Continues Outreach Programs During Pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Highmark Health Plan has taken multiple measures to keep employees and communities safe. Through coverage expansions, increased access to care, virtual support and continually providing resources to members, Highmark persists to be there for all in these trying times.   A new initiative recently …

Helpful Tips for Wearing a Mask During a Pandemic

The proper use of personal protective equipment for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has raised numerous questions as the current pandemic affects our nation. Different guidelines issued by different agencies has caused a great deal of confusion among individuals, prompting scientific studies to focus on the importance of wearing a mask …