Family Matters- USFHP Blog

5 Things Happy Families Do Together!

Posted by Kay Lucas on Aug 30, 2016 8:00:00 PM

Now that the lazy days of summer over, life is about to shift into high gear again!  It's back to school, back to work and back to reality. Next thing you know, the holidays will be here! With all the fun summer activities drifting into the sunset, families have to work harder to spend quality time together. Navigating around school activities, home work, and regular daily chores, it's super important to carefully plan out those precious moments to spend time together.  

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Topics: TRICARE, Family Matters, US Family Health Plan, family dinner, Family Fun, Family Vacation, Community Service

It’s Back to School Time!

Posted by Kay Lucas on Aug 16, 2016 8:00:00 PM

We all savor those last days of summer – the beaches, barbeques, picnics and family trips.  But in the back of our minds, we all know that summer will soon come to an end. It’s back to school time. And nice as it would be to stretch out those last drops of summer fun, it’s also time to prepare the kids for a fresh start to their new school year.   

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Topics: US Family Health Plan, TRICARE Prime, children, Back to school, school supplies

US Family Health Plan Spotlight - Christopher Peffley, Survivor Outreach Services (SOS)

Posted by Kay Lucas on Aug 9, 2016 8:00:00 PM

This month, US Family Health Plan shines the spotlight on Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) HRCI Contractor, Christopher L. Peffley, based in Bordentown, New Jersey.  SOS was established in 2008 as a U.S. military program that provides dedicated and comprehensive support to the survivors of deceased service members. SOS supports the families of the fallen by providing access to the information and services they need -- when they need it and for however long they need it.  These families include our esteemed Gold Star Families and every other family who has lost a loved one who bravely served as part of our country’s military.

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Topics: US Family Health Plan, SOS, Families, Bereavement, Survivor Outreach Services, Financial Assistance for Survivors, Fallen Soldiers

5 Top Wellness Trends for Today

Posted by Kay Lucas on Jul 12, 2016 8:00:00 PM

July is Health Awareness Month.  At US Family Health Plan, we take health and wellness very seriously.  A healthy lifestyle helps support wellness and helps prevents disease. We see this as a winning combination.  It is one of the best ways to make a good doctor’s check-up, even better. So here are 5 of the top trends in health and wellness today. 

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Topics: TRICARE, US Family Health Plan, TRICARE Prime, meditation, smoothie bowls, athletic clothes, health trends, magnesium, minerals

The #1 Health Concern for Men – and How to Avoid It

Posted by Kay Lucas on Jun 21, 2016 8:19:13 PM

Current statistics from the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) indicate that the average male lives 5 less years than their female counterparts, on average.  A major contributor to this shorter lifespan is heart disease – the #1 health concern for men.

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Topics: TRICARE, US Family Health Plan, TRICARE Prime, heart health, heatlh check ups, heart attack, Men's Health Month