Vicky Warren

Vicky Warren, once a nurse, now a freelance healthcare writer and social media coach.


Articles by Vicky Warren

Health Savings Accounts

Who Can I Use My HSA For?

It goes without saying that you can spend your HSA funds on yourself. You can also use the funds for qualified medical expenses for your spouse - even if you have “self-only” HDHP coverage.

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Personal Finance

Common Health Care Expenses: The Cost of Plantar Fasciitis

Your plantar fascia is a ligament on the bottom of your foot that connects the heel bone to the toes. It supports your arches and absorbs shock when you walk. Small tears can happen if too much stress and tension are placed on the ligament. Repeated stretching and tearing can irritate, and lead to inflammation of the fascia which leads to the common issue known as plantar fasciitis.

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Personal Finance

How Your FSA & HSA Can Help Your Seasonal Allergies

Every year, 50 million Americans wrestle with seasonal allergies. If you struggle with flu-like symptoms—itchy eyes, congestion, and non-stop sneezing—you know how tough the spring and summer months can be. Over-the-counter drugs can help, but sometimes these remedies aren’t enough. As you compare options, you may notice the hefty price tag. Luckily, your health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA) may offer some savings to your allergy relief.

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Personal Finance

Common Health Care Expenses: Cost of Laser Eye Surgery

Your next question might be, how much does it cost and is it covered by my insurance? Like most surgeries, there are many factors affect the cost. The price can vary widely depending on the type of procedure, the surgeon, and the region of the country. In 2020, laser eye surgery ranges from $1,750 to $2,500 per eye.

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Health Insurance

How to Choose Your First Health Insurance Plan

Landing your first job is a monumental accomplishment. When you get that first position, be sure to ask about your healthcare coverage - and be sure to understand the options they provide.

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Benefits

Life Events That Can Change Your Healthcare Costs

We experience many stages in life and each phase can affect healthcare costs. From turning 26 to retirement, it’s important to know your healthcare coverage options.

Let’s discuss some of the big life events that can change your healthcare costs.

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