Handling Holiday Stress.
The holidays are a time to celebrate and to be thankful for family and friends. Though it should be a joyful and relaxed time to reflect on the gifts in our lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the gifts that we purchase.
This year, make the holidays a time to take care of yourself and your family. Lower your stress level by keeping a check on overcommitting, overeating and overspending. How do you do that? Come up with a game plan, and try to stick to it.
Getting plenty of sleep is also key; being well rested makes every obstacle that much easier to tackle. Give yourself time to play hooky from holiday duties: Hitting the gym or watching a movie can be just the mental reboot that you need. Keep things in perspective and try not to lose sight of the meaning of the season. Take back your holidays and enjoy this spiritually rich season.
Idaho Healthcare Exchange: what you need to know.
As of January 2014, federal law will require most Americans 18 years or older to have health insurance or pay a penalty. Some Idahoans already get health insurance from their job or from Medicaid or Medicare, for everyone else you will be required to pick a plan for yourself.
Starting this fall, Your Health Idaho will:
- Allow you to make “apples-to-apples” comparisons between competitively priced health plans so that you can make a smart choice about the plan that is best for you and your family
- Help you find resources from throughout the state in the form of Consumer Connectors, including agents, brokers and in-person assisters available online and offline to help you navigate the Your Health Idaho website and understand your options.
- Provide a consumer assistance center featuring a telephone hotline and accepting questions via email and standard mail
- Be the one place where you can receive premium assistance, sometimes referred to as the advance premium tax credit, to lower the cost of your monthly premiums if you are eligible and need this benefit
Visit www.yourhealthidaho.org for more information about Idaho’s Health Insurance Exchange