• By Dana Sparks

Annoying Acne: It’s Not Just for Adolescents

January 12, 2015

 

Acne is just a teenager problem, right?  No. It can also be an issue for adults, especially women. Twenty-five percent of women in their 30’s get acne and it can plague people for decades. Experts at Mayo Clinic have tips on how to handle adult acne. [TRT 1:46]

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What a relief to hear there won't be any premium increase for medical coverage!!

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@deneigeboudreau

Can you give us any clues to the cap out of pocket for each group for 2016? I have a decision to make soon. Thanks, if you can answer. I just see dental at the moment.

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That is great news that the out of pocket and deductible won't be increased in 2016! The increases from last year were a bit of a shock to me this year when our daughter had to have surgery.

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@gabrielglad

Why is the Employee + Spouse option garnering by far the largest increase (larger than all the others combined)? It seems that families without children are being penalized more so than those with children that choose to carry dental insurance.

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There is a need for a better explanation then this canned one. When the other tiers increase only by 1% and 3% a little bit more explanation as to why there is over 14% jump in this category is warranted. Is there a likelihood of someone making a mistake.

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I understand why employee-spouse dental increased more than employee-family. Kids don't get crowns, root canals, implants, etc. For the most part, those lucky kids get their teeth cleaned and fluoride treatments.

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@jessthinks

Thank you for providing us with the updated premium changes. I do not interpret increases in premium costs (or how these increases vary in amount from individual to family) as a penalization (i.e. punishment). I appreciate the opportunity to choose between having Delta Dental coverage or no dental coverage at all to fit what works best with my budget and home situation. Thank you for the flexibility and transparency.

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Where do we go to find out more about the dental and vision reimbursement account.

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Well I’ve said it before and it’s worth saying again. We are very fortunate to work for a world class health organization with significant job security; educational/training programs; steady salary increases despite tenuous economic conditions; great benefits including reasonably priced health insurance; a pension plan and a 403B now with matching; tuition reimbursement; and a myriad of other perks and recognition that come our way throughout the year. I am thankful every day for my job and to be affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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If retiring in 2016, can you still take your retirement in a lump sum?

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If we chose a Delta Dental plan, does that mean we do not get the Dental/Vision reimbursement/MRA from Mayo that they give us each year? Thank you!!

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@marlenecastellano

Well I’ve said it before and it’s worth saying again. We are very fortunate to work for a world class health organization with significant job security; educational/training programs; steady salary increases despite tenuous economic conditions; great benefits including reasonably priced health insurance; a pension plan and a 403B now with matching; tuition reimbursement; and a myriad of other perks and recognition that come our way throughout the year. I am thankful every day for my job and to be affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Thank you Mayo Clinic for all of these wonderful benefits! I humbly concur with Marlene! We are very blessed and fortunate as employees!

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@ellenfay

I understand why employee-spouse dental increased more than employee-family. Kids don't get crowns, root canals, implants, etc. For the most part, those lucky kids get their teeth cleaned and fluoride treatments.

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Exactly! Couldn't have said it better!

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@ellenfay

I understand why employee-spouse dental increased more than employee-family. Kids don't get crowns, root canals, implants, etc. For the most part, those lucky kids get their teeth cleaned and fluoride treatments.

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i wish my family member was one of that lucky people!! he is going to get 12 crowns that will cost around 16,000. I wish we had better dental insurance but even little helps a lot

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I need to get in a better premium, right now I have the basic but my family member is getting dental work and he is right now using delta dental. my question is: if I switch to the highest premium my family member will end losing Delta dental and I will have to end paying the 1500 that the insurance is pay for him? I ask this because I know the insurance take few months to pay the whole amount of 1500 they make 2 payments of 750 dollar every 6 months or they will pay it anyway because he started the process before I switched?

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@ellenfay

I understand why employee-spouse dental increased more than employee-family. Kids don't get crowns, root canals, implants, etc. For the most part, those lucky kids get their teeth cleaned and fluoride treatments.

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but not all fluoride treatments are covered.. My tier for the dental will not cover it… my family member's office wrote it off and gave it to her at no cost.. they would rather her have it than not have it

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@marlenecastellano

Well I’ve said it before and it’s worth saying again. We are very fortunate to work for a world class health organization with significant job security; educational/training programs; steady salary increases despite tenuous economic conditions; great benefits including reasonably priced health insurance; a pension plan and a 403B now with matching; tuition reimbursement; and a myriad of other perks and recognition that come our way throughout the year. I am thankful every day for my job and to be affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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I agree with Marlene. I would like to see better benefits in regards to vision, however (no pun intended!). For all the hours employees stare at computer screens on a daily basis, it would nice to have better coverage for eye care/glasses. Thank you for considering and for having a forum where one can ask questions and voice opinions.

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I am dismayed that hearing aids are not covered under insurance, nor reimbursable as they once were. Mine will cost $4800 which is even more than the HSA covers. Are there any other payment options I'm not aware of?

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