Health plans today typically offer a variety of preventive care benefits. However, it’s estimated that only half of all Americans take advantage of preventive healthcare. Many people are simply too busy or don’t realize they have some important health screenings available at no cost to them.
Preventive care includes health services such as screenings and check-ups that are used to prevent health problems or detect them at an early stage when treatment is likely to work best. Most plans offer an array of preventive benefits designed specifically for adults, women and children. Flu shots, for example, are covered by most health plans with no out-of-pocket costs. (Just check before you go — your health plan may require you to get vaccinated by a specific provider or providers.)
It’s estimated that 7 out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases. Preventive health care in the form of health screenings and early medical attention can lead to dramatically better outcomes. Don’t put off learning about your preventive health care benefits and staying current with recommended health screenings and vaccinations.
We’re happy to help you understand the preventive health benefits of your coverage. And don’t forget — open enrollment for health insurance is just around the corner. It’s a great time to start thinking about whether you need to make some changes in your health insurance coverage for 2018. Questions? We’re here to help you.