Submitted by Susan Tweed, PhD, RN, health educator at Optima Health, on the health benefits of yoga. Susan has been practicing yoga since her early 20′s. Yoga has changed my life in many ways. It has helped my body stay flexible and strong and my mind become more compassionate and accepting of others. The postures are only one part of yoga. Sometimes I take classes and other times I use a video at home or ...
Michael M. Dudley, Optima Health President and Chief Executive Officer (back row) pictured with newest Quarter Century Club members: Front row (l-r): Tracye Watts, Sharon Cooper-Lewis, Katherine Longmire, Lorna Shelton; Back row (l-r): Lorrie O’Neal, Leslie Routon, Tamla Pandolf, Theresa Hubbard, Belinda Winslow, Kathren McCartney, Malinda Grandchamp Optima Health has welcomed 11 new members into their exc ...Read more ›
Even if you’re not a techie, you can use technology to connect to your health insurance plan to garner pertinent and relevant information. Using the phone may no longer be the easiest and most convenient way to connect with your health plan. The web, social media, and smart phones are all common tools for members to use when seeking valuable information that health plans offer. Optima Health Blog Talk Radio ...Read more ›
Will an incentive-based wellness program motivate employees to get and stay healthy? Employers have been asking this question as they see an increase in their health insurance costs. The cost-effectiveness of health-incentive programs can vary and it takes time before a company sees a return on investment. The key is to use this program as an investment towards saving money long-term. Aon Hewitt, in partne ...Read more ›
You may be one of the thousands of individuals who receive health insurance from their employer. In the future, you could be faced with purchasing your own individual health insurance policy. Will you know what to do? Do you completely understand what you need to know to purchase an individual or family policy? Individuals who own their own business or their employer doesn’t offer health insurance are famil ...Read more ›
Want tips to living a long and healthy life? Don’t miss Optima Health Blog Talk Radio on November 1.
Knowing in your head that you want to live a healthy lifestyle and living it every day are often two different things. Optima Health expert, Terrina Thomas, Director of Health and Preventive Services will share her insights on how you can achieve the balance in your life of eating well and exercising regularly. The November 1st show of Optima Health Blog Talk Radio discusses simple ways to stay on track, ma ...Read more ›
Governors Tim Kaine (l) and George Allen (r) Optima Health was a sponsor of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Senatorial Luncheon Forum held October 18 at Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Norfolk. The luncheon was attended by more than 800 local business leaders who were eager to learn about Senate race details. Who will control the United States Senate in 2013? The nation's eyes are on Virginia, as two o ...Read more ›
Suzanne Stewart, Senior Account Executive – Associations, Optima Health Suzanne has been with Optima Health for five years, and prior to that was an Associations Account Executive with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Suzanne is originally fromHampton,Virginia and began her insurance career in 1988. She holds a Masters in Fashion Merchandising and Bachelors in Home Economics/Business. When she is n ...Read more ›
Research shows that most people spend 30 minutes or less making decisions about their healthcare options during the open enrollment period. Open enrollment should be a time when employees pay close attention to any changes in their health. Here are five tips to make smart choices during open enrollment from Optima Health’s John DeGruttola, SVP of Sales and Marketing. DeGruttola relayed these tips and many o ...Read more ›
The inaugural show on the new Optima Health Blog Talk Radio will air this Thursday, October 4th from 12:30-1:00 p.m. The topic is “5 Tips for Making Smart Choices during Open Enrollment.” The program is hosted by Priscilla Monti, Optima Health’s client and broker relations specialist. John DeGruttola, Senior Vice President for Marketing and Sales, will be the featured expert for this topic. Open enrollment ...Read more ›