I remember when I first got my own health insurance… I was 21 and CLUELESS. HMO, PPO, Rx, Out of Pocket, Deductible… AAAHHH. I didn’t know who to ask or even, what to ask. I never dreamed of using my health insurance for anything other than going to a doctor when I was already sick. Preventative Care was unknown to me, and having my health provider was just unheard of.
That was many years ago, and now insurers like Wellpoint (our for us in California, their California Affiliate: Anthem Blue Cross) are taking a role as not only your insurer but your health partner.
Currently they have some fabulous programs that are not only preventative but also, personalized. Here are just a few:
24/7 NurseLine: When your doctor has gone home but you need quick health answers, this service provides accurate
info and 1-on-1 counseling with experienced registered nurses any time of the day or night through a toll-free number.
This team of knowledgeable and caring nurses is there to help you assess symptoms and help you determine whether
you should see the doctor, go to the ER or visit an urgent care center. They’re also prepared to answer questions about
best practices when it comes to things like immunizations and various public-health issues.
Future Moms: Not only does the company help you tackle the day-to-day challenges of being a mom, but it also
helps you before you actually take on that role, through its Future Moms maternity program. This program gives very
personalized support to expectant moms, helping them achieve healthier pregnancies and healthier deliveries – which
can lead to having healthier babies. The program includes risk screening and educational support as well as post-delivery follow-up, which includes screening for depression for those of us who have faced something even more severe than the “Baby Blues.” It also helps provide you with the information and tips you need as a new parent to care for your child throughout the first year.
FitOrbit: A convenient and affordable way for you to achieve your personal fitness goals. FitOrbit is available to anyone who wishes to sign up on the Fitorbit.com site. However, the company plans to incorporate FitOrbit into some of its products for employers, as well as offer it at a discounted rate to members in the future. FitOrbit provides:
- Unlimited access to a real personal trainer who, unlike trainers at the gym, is available to you around the clock.
- Customized, family friendly meal plan including recipes and even a grocery list!
- Detailed, personalized fitness plan that you can do anywhere, anytime. Whether it’s doing lunges at the playground while you push your child on the swing or doing squats while folding laundry, your personal trainer can help you find moments during the day when you can easily add an exercise!
If you want to try FitOrbit- here is a special link that will get you 25% off your FitOrbit package! It’s something that I think is worth a try…so go ahead, and try it!
Disclosure: I’ve been compensated for this post by WellPoint and The Motherhood, but all opinions are my own.