American Heart Month

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in America. It kills someone every minute of every day.

The American Heart Association is trying to stop this terrible disease. You can follow these three tips to do your part to help in the fight against heart disease:

Become a first responder

Get trained in CPR and learn how to recognize the signs of someone in cardiac distress. See the updated guidelines for CPR at and learn how to certify your employees.

Know where the automated external defibrillator, also called an AED, is located at your worksite, and learn how to use it.

Ask about the proper procedure for calling 911 from your worksite.

Know your heart disease risk factors

It’s important to learn whether you are at high risk for developing heart disease. Although you cannot change heredity risk factors, you do have control over many lifestyle factors. You are at increased risk for heart disease and heart attack if you are:

  • A tobacco user
  • African American, Mexican American, Hawaiian, Native American or Asian American
  • Male or a postmenopausal female
  • Over age 65
  • Overweight or obese, especially if extra weight is carried around the stomach
  • Physically inactive

Having one of the following conditions also puts you at higher risk for heart disease:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood cholesterol
  • High levels of stress

Know your numbers

Get screened and know what your numbers are and should be.

  • Blood pressure should be lower than 120/80 mmHG
  • Fasting blood sugar should be under 100 mg/dL
  • Total cholesterol should be under 200 mg/dL

For more information, visit the American Heart Association ( or call (800) AHA-USA1 (242-8721).

Show me:

  • Medicare 101 Seminar

    Get real answers to all your questions! We’ll teach you about how Medicare works and give you tips and ideas to make sure you’re ready to go on day

  • Memory Boot Camp

    Learn how to improve your memory and maintain brain health.

View all events
View all news

Contact us

  • Customer service

    (800) 422-4641




    More options

  • Individual and family plans

    Ready to join?

    (855) 948-4427

    HMO Plans

    (800) 759-3436

    PPO Plans

    (800) 944-9399

  • Insurance through your employer

    Alliance Health and Life Insurance Company®

    (888) 999-4347

    Self-funded / ASO

    (866) 766-4709


    (800) 422-4641

    HAP Midwest Health Plan

    (888) 654-2200

  • Medicare

    Ready to join?

    (800) 868-3153 TTY: 711

    HAP Senior Plus®

    (800) 801-1770 TTY: 711

    HAP Senior Plus® (PPO)

    (888) 658-2536 TTY: 711

    Alliance Medicare Supplement:

    (800) 873-7526 TTY: 711