Many health plans offer services that can benefit their members. Health plans generally include information about these services on their website and in materials emailed or mailed to members. To find out what your health plan offers, browse its website or call the customer service line and ask.
A common service included in health plans are wellness programs. These vary considerably from plan to plan. Wellness programs often have incentives when you complete different learning courses or health challenges. Some have resources to help you learn healthy and active habits. Another type of wellness service is a Health Risk Assessment, which can help you learn risks for certain diseases and conditions to help you and your family make healthier lifestyle choices.
Another service that is becoming more common is 24-hour, 365 days a year access to providers through telehealth. Many health plans have an established telehealth provider network and as a member you can talk to an in-network provider from the comfort of your own home, whenever it’s convenient for you.
Employee Assistance Programs
An Employee Assistance Program is another type of service that many health plans offer. An EAP is free and confidential and partners with your employer and health plan. This type of program typically offers counseling, legal advice, financial resources and other services to address a wide range of personal concerns. It can help address life stress, save you time and generally improve quality of life for you and your family.
Don’t miss out on the free services that your health plan has to offer that can help you improve your health and well-being.