Mike Markel
About the Author

Mike Markel

Mike graduated from Western Michigan University. As a former editor for a top 10 U.S. media property, he joins HAP with an extensive background in digital media, blogging, social media and content marketing. Mike enjoys cycling and is training for his first century (100 miles). He hopes to one day tackle the Iron Belle trail, a 774-mile route that starts at Belle Isle and ends in Ironwood, MI at the nose of the UP. A guy can dream, right?

Contributor since October 28, 2016

7 posts

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Out-of-pocket Costs Explained in Under 3 Minutes

Understanding what costs you’re responsible for after receiving care can be tricky. We break it down in this short, informative video.Read More

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All About HMO Insurance Plans: We Separate Myth From Fact

HMOs have come a long way since they were first introduced but they haven’t shaken some of the stigmas surrounding them. Here, we separate myth from fact.Read More

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Getting to Know Our Health Care Cost Estimator

Search for treatments and procedures and compare costs with this powerful tool.Read More

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Confused About Referrals and Prior Authorization? You’re Not Alone

Don’t wait until you need care to understand referrals and prior authorization.Read More

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Prepping During Pregnancy: How to Contribute as a Dad-to-Be

Expecting? Here are a few tips those pregnancy books won’t tell you.Read More

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What is a High Deductible Health Plan? How They Can Work For You

High-deductible plans are misunderstood and often confusing. Here, we break them down and show why they might be a great choice for you.Read More

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Spring Staycation: Tour Detroit by Bike With Our MoGo-Inspired Travel Guide

Planning a Detroit staycation or just a weekend trip downtown? Use our MoGo bike share travel guide to see the city.Read More

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