Using your benefits to stay healthy
Written by Katie Carpenter
Dec 11, 2013 2:02 PM
“Our lifestyle and behavior choices impact overall health and the Affordable Care Act places an emphasis on preventive care. It’s believed that if we can properly manage healthcare and chronic conditions, in the long-term, it will reduce costs for us,” says Andy Seebold, Director of Business Services at WellSpan Health.
Tips for using your benefits to stay healthy and the importance of prevention:
- Find a family doctor. Seebold says, “Having a relationship with a family doctor to help you navigate your care and understand benefits is really key.”
- Know your numbers (blood pressure, cholesterol), your health risks, and your family history.
- Understand the new preventive benefits under the Affordable Care Act, like free tobacco cessation classes, free health screenings, and free breastfeeding counseling and pumps