Whether you’re sick or not, having health insurance is mandatory. Here are five ways your health insurance can assist you in achieving good health and well-being:

Benefit from free preventive services: A free annual visit or recommended preventive services, such as the flu vaccine and depression screening, may be available.

Understand your insurance membership package: You should have received a membership package that included information about your coverage as well as an insurance card. Carefully read your materials. When you visit a provider or call your insurance company with queries, you may need them. Allow no one else to use your insurance card.

Use an in-network provider: Not all types of providers and facilities accept all insurance plans or types of coverage, and seeing a provider in your network will usually save you money. Before you travel, call the office to be sure they see people who are covered by your insurance. Call 9-1-1 if you’re in an emergency or a life-threatening situation.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle at home, at work, and in the community: Health insurance is necessary, but it cannot replace a healthy lifestyle. Make time for exercise, good nutrition, relaxation, and sleep.


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