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Preventative Medicine

Preventative Medicine

Your quality of life depends on the way you invest in a healthy lifestyle. That means you’re taking steps each day to improve your health. You’d be surprised how your health insurance provider can help you with that.

Preventative care or wellness programs have become a part of the insurance companies benefits package. They’re adopting measures to help you develop a healthier lifestyle. This, in turn, helps you avoid unnecessary doctor’s visits and medical costs.

Benefits of Preventative Care

Taking action before an illness develops can save money in the long wrong. Or even if an illness is reversible, you’re able to save time and improve your quality of life.

Health insurance companies understand the role of wellness in everyday life. So, they offer assistance through programs or tools. Some top concerns include:

  • Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Weight loss
  • Smoking cessation
  • Chronic illness management

 

The goal is equally beneficial to the insurance company and you the consumer. Taking the initiative to prevent illness and improve health saves money. You’re able to reduce the chances of getting sick and increasing your quality of life.

Healthy Living Benefits and Programs

Weight Loss

Illnesses like diabetes and high blood pressure are associated with obesity. So finding a weight loss solution would be a good option. Your insurance company might pay up to ⅓ of the cost of weight loss surgery.

You can even have gym membership discounted or covered. They offer full or partial coverage of monthly gym memberships. For instance, seniors have the Silver Sneakers Health Program at select gyms.

Smoking cessation

Many people struggle to quit their smoking habits. Due to the number of illnesses it causes, cutting this habit can lead to better health. Insurance companies cover programs and aids to help you stop smoking

Health Management

Other health management benefits include orthopedic massage and pain management. You might also be eligible for classes related to your illness to help you better understand and make good choices.

Not all health insurance companies offer the same types of programs. You can work with your doctor and insurance provider to find the best plans and programs that will work for you.