The goal of any health insurance plan should not just be protection from catastrophic medical costs. Instead, the goal of health insurance should be control. Control over how you manage your health and how you afford the necessary treatment to optimize your health.
Within the Affordable Care Act was the creation of a list of required Preventive Services. The list of Preventive Services is extensive and can be found here.
Here are a couple services to highlight:
- Mammograms every 1-2 years for women over 40
- Blood Pressure Screening
- Obesity Screening
- Type 2 Diabetes Screening for adults with high blood pressure
This list is a couple highlights, there’s a lot more on the full list. Definitely check it out.
Unlike a claim on your car or home owner’s insurance, your insurance company wants you to take advantage of your preventive benefits. Preventive screening is a key to catching problems early, when they’re small, when they’re typically easier and less expensive to address.
Best wishes for good health as you leverage your Preventive Services!
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This blog is intended to be educational in nature. It is not advice and should not be interpreted as such. If you’re interested in discussing options for insurance coverage in PA or MD, we are happy to provide our expertise. This blog is not intended to be, nor should it be interpreted to be, medical advice. Webb Insurance does not offer medical advice – we aren’t doctors and we don’t pretend to be.