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Health care careers provide renewed opportunities

Health care careers provide renewed opportunities

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Although the health care industry may have to scale back somewhat, the fact remains that people continue to need health care services. The population is aging and technology has made it possible to live longer, and to survive illness and disease that in the past would have taken lives at an earlier stage. That technology has also opened up many new career paths in the health care field.The outlook for health care jobs continues to be good well into the next decade, where as many of the other industries will not see a recovery. A Stepping Stone Approach The health care field offers a unique opportunity to many who wish to take a stepping stone approach to attaining their ultimate goals. For instance, beginning a career as a medical assistant, a phlebotomist, or a certified nursing ...
Why Should I Establish a Health Spending Account When I Have Health Insurance?

Why Should I Establish a Health Spending Account When I Have Health Insurance?

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Health spending accounts are sometimes used as stand-alone solutions for covering the costs of health care. At other times, they serve as a means of augmenting the benefits offered by a traditional health insurance plan. Some people with personal or group health insurance wonder if they need to invest in some type of HSA. The answer is yes. Here are some of the reasons why a health spending account is a smart move. Managing Co-Pays and Deductibles Traditional health insurance plans typically include co-pays that the insured party must provide at the time medical services are rendered. While some of the co-pays may be relatively small, they still must be paid out of pocket. Wouldn’t it be nice to already have the money set aside to cover the co-pay? Doing so means one less expense...