Many people see health insurance as a tool to help them to get well after becoming sick or being hurt. It does provide for that type of protection. However, these policies go one step further. Many times, they can help you to prevent illness and injury through a wide range of policy features and options. In short, they can help you to reduce many of the health risks Americans face today. Are you using your policy properly and getting the most out of it? If not, there are a few key things you need to keep in mind.
Preventative Health and Ongoing Screenings
Children go in to see their doctor at least one time every six months to a year. You may know you should see your dentist every six months, too. As an adult, visits to the family doctor are just as important and nothing you should overlook. This is when your health insurance can really go to work for you and help you to reduce health risks.
- Get the screenings you need depending on age and family history to prevent illness
- Learn about illness early on, offering more care options
- Get vaccinations as needed
- Learn about your health stats right now. Are you overweight or too thin?
- Allow doctors to provide a physical to look for signs of potential problems such as skin spots
Your doctor’s visit is just one of the tools your health insurer provides to help you to remain healthy and avoid illness.
How Your Insurer Goes Further
Many health insurance policies take this one step further. For example, they may offer wellness courses where you can learn more about remaining physical and active as you get older. Some may offer dietician support so you can learn how to maintain a healthy weight. They can help you with tobacco use services and support groups for mental illness.
Take a look at your current health insurance policy. What additional services does it provide to you that can help you to remain healthy, improve your health, or even help you to avoid injury? When you take advantage of these features of your health insurance, you may be able to see improvement in your well-being and you’ll see the true value of maintaining your health insurance.
Need assistance with your coverage? Call Alliance Insurance Group at (888) 279-9701 for more information on Colorado health insurance.