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Living A Healthy Lifestyle

Why is it important to make good health decisions and stay healthy?

You play the most important role in keeping yourself healthy. Taking an active role in your healthcare choices is the best way to do that. Decisions about your health can include more than just selecting a doctor or a health insurance plan. There are small decisions you can make every day to improve your health Learn More >>

How does staying healthy save me money?

Being healthy is an important factor in your overall quality of life, but being healthy can also be cost effective. While gym memberships and some healthy food might seem expensive, staying healthy will cost you far less in the long run than neglecting your health today. Learn More >>

Where can I find information about healthy eating?

Understanding how food impacts your body is important to understanding how to maintain healthy eating habits, as well as how to manage your weight. Every day there is new information about what we should be feeding ourselves and our families, but planning nutritious meals isn’t always easy. Visit our helpful links to read more about Learn More >>

Where can I find information about exercise?

Staying active is key to living a healthy lifestyle. The CDC recommends that adults engage in at least two and a half hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week (like brisk walking or a bike ride) and perform strengthening activities two or more days a week. Building regular exercise into your daily routine is easier Learn More >>

Where can I find information about managing stress?

Stress is a normal reaction to the demands of our busy lives and all of us will feel stressed at one time or another. While stress is normal, high levels of stress over long periods of time can harm your health, which is why it’s important to learn how to manage it in a way Learn More >>

Where can I find information about mental health?

Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health. Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance plans cover preventive mental health services like depression screening for adults and behavioral assessments for children. If you think you or a loved one is in need of mental health Learn More >>

Where can I find information about the role of sexual health?

Sexual health can impact a person mentally, physically and emotionally, and maintaining your sexual health is an important part of maintaining your overall health. Birth control Most health insurance plans cover various forms of contraception, including counseling, as prescribed by a patient’s doctor. This means contraceptive services are available to you without any out-of-pocket costs Learn More >>

Where can I find information about immunizations?

Immunizations are just one of the many preventive services available to help protect your health. Getting regular immunizations is the best defense against serious, preventable, and sometimes deadly diseases. The vaccines used to immunize against various diseases are only approved for use after they’ve been tested for safety. Under federal law, vaccine information statements must Learn More >>

How do I access my immunization records?

You and your provider can reference your immunization record, which provides a history of the vaccines you have received as a child and as an adult. Unfortunately, there is no central place where all immunization records are kept. The best sources for this information are the healthcare providers or clinics that administered your vaccines, but Learn More >>

Do I have a personal health record available, and how do I access it?

Keeping track of medical records can be difficult, especially if you have many healthcare providers addressing health concerns. While your doctors will keep their own medical records for a period of time, you should maintain your own personal health records (PHR). This can include recording past appointments, test results, prescriptions, and more. There are a Learn More >>

How should I prepare to change jobs or move to a new city?

There are so many changes and decisions involved in moving to a new job or a new city. In terms of maintaining your health and well-being, one of your first considerations should be the need for a new doctor. Whether you are moving to a new city and need to find someone new, or have Learn More >>

What are essential health benefits?

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) all health plans offered in the individual and small group markets, both inside and outside of the Health Insurance Marketplace, must offer a comprehensive package of items and services, known as the “essential health benefits.” The ACA stipulates that essential health benefits include items and services within at least Learn More >>