- Chew gum or yawn in front of recruiter
- Dress inappropriately- say no to sneakers, slippers, jeans or super tight clothing
- Crumpled, unedited or unformatted resumé
- Checking your phone or have phone in hand while speaking to recruiter
- One worded responses; saying “huh?” repeatedly
- Biting fingernails
- Bored or uninterested facial expressions—be in the moment
- Sarcastic or rude comments
One of the traditional events of college is the annual career fair. This is the opportunity for you to network, see what kind of jobs are in your field and practice your interviewing skills. To ensure that you do your best, here are some things you should NOT do.
You’ve submitted your claim, what's next? After some time, you will want to know the status of your claim and here are 3 ways you can check.
Phone: An easy and quick way to understand your claims status or get up to date information is by calling. Speaking with a claims representative can help clarify any concerns or questions you may have.
Online: This allows you 24/7 access to information about your claims and access to your EOB once claim has been fully processed.
Email: An option to get useful information in writing so that you can always keep as reference for any future questions or concerns.
Be sure to check out our claims procedures page for contact information for your claims administrator or check the back of your insurance card.
Give back to your community and help save lives by donating blood. Every January is celebrated as National Blood Donor Month as a way to spread the importance of donations. If you are in a position to donate blood, we encourage you to participate at your local blood drive.
Visit Red Cross or AABB for where you can go to donate today!
2019 is the Year of the Pig! As many prepare to celebrate the Lunar New Year (Spring Festival), here are some interesting tidbits about this much cherished time of year.
Jiātíng| Gia đình | Keluarga | Family: This is the time when many reunite with family and loved ones. Since the celebration usually last for 15 days, many take this time to visit family to welcome the new year.
Things you should not do
Dumplings for you & dumplings for me
As part of the celebration, dumplings should be eaten everyday with every meal. It is believed that they bring you wealth.
Each year has an assigned zodiac sign which is an animal. The sign represents the whole year and not just the month. It is considered to be bad luck if your zodiac year is being celebrated and it’s recommended that you include red into your wardrobe. The positive side is that if you were born under the Year of the Pig, you are considered to be energetic, realistic and have an overall good personality.
Red envelopes & lanterns
Children receive special red envelopes with cash as gifts for the new year. It is a way of passing on blessings and good luck. Each Lunar New Year ends with the Spring Lantern Festival.
It’s that time of year when many of us are packing up and heading home for winter break. For some international students, this is not the case and, instead, they spend the holidays in the US. If you will be spending the holidays here, keep in mind that our plans offer nationwide coverage if you decide to travel to a different state.
If you need to find a medical provider while you are in a different state, remember to always check out our two PPO networks – FirstHealth & Multiplan for more information.
We always remember to work on our physical appearance and our diet but how often do we remember to take care of our mental health? Attending classes and keeping up with your studies and the other stresses of life can put a strain on our minds. Here are a few tips on what you can do protect or improve your mental health.
Slow down: While it is easier said than done, sometimes we need to take a step back, breathe and be in the moment. Allow your mind to be at ease and lessen tension.
‘Tis the season to be jolly: Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, this time of the year is all about being grateful and being happy for every positive thing in your life. Bask in your achievements, be humbled by your opportunities, laugh in your happy moments and be grateful you have made it this far.
Disconnect: Heads bent, thumbing away on your phone checking your social media feeds has become our easy way of connecting. Too much social media can be stressful as we sometimes start comparing ourselves to others’ achievements and that is a recipe for feeling down. We question our achievements and start to self-doubt. When you find yourself doing this, put down your phone and step away from your social media. Even if it is for an hour or more, it isn’t worth the added stress.
Let’s talk about…: One of the most underappreciated resources on- campus is the wellness and counselling center. If you are feeling stressed out or overwhelmed, speak to someone about it. Whether it is your family, close friend or the counselling center, just speak to someone so you can feel better.
- While we technically Thanksgiving is a one day celebration, the first Thanksgiving was a three day celebration.
- Most of us grew up on the nursery rhyme “ Mary Had A Little Lamb”. Well, the woman behind this song (Sarah Josepha Hale) convinced President Lincoln to make it a holiday.
- Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade started out with zoo animals instead of the balloons
- There are 4 places in the US named after “Turkey”. Gobble gobble.
October 31st is Halloween in the US and is customary to have trick or treat and costume parties. Here are some fun facts about how this holiday became so popular
Click here to October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is the time of year when the spotlight is on the importance of early detection, research and how others can support this major health concern. While donations are always accepted and appreciated to fund ways to find cures, there are other ways you can contribute to help make a difference to this community.
Here are some places you can check out to volunteer your time to help others.
American Breast Cancer Foundation: http://www.abcf.org/
American Cancer Society: https://www.cancer.org/involved/volunteer.html
Breast Cancer Action: https://www.bcaction.org/
When it comes to medical expenses and related documents, you will often times see the words claim and EOB (Explanation of Benefits) being used. But what is difference and how are they related? Just remember, in order for your medical bills to be processed, a claim needs to be submitted.
What are they?
Claim: A formal request for your insurance company to provide coverage for your medical expenses.
EOB: Shows how much the insurance paid, your responsibility or what information is needed to complete your claim.
What do they show?
Claim: Information about your medical treatment and the related charges
EOB: Shows how much your insurance plan covered for those charges
Who sends them?
Claim: Most times they are sent by in- network medical provider. There may be instances when you will need to submit a claim on your own.
EOB: Sent by your benefits and claims department. Our benefits and claims administrator,HealthSmart, sends this information. Check out our video on how to understand your EOB here