Eating right, exercising, getting enough sleep and staying away from things that can harm your health, such as tobacco, are all ways we can stay healthy and prevent certain health problems. But, there is one other part of preventive care that should not be overlooked – getting routine health screenings and exams.
Going in to see your doctor for a health exam is one of the best ways to take care of your health. Even if you are not having any health problems, you should have a yearly exam by your doctor. Your doctor will give you an exam, do screenings for things like blood pressure and cholesterol levels and talk with you about your health concerns. Your doctor can also make sure you are getting the shots you need to prevent illness. Preventive care often leads to finding health problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. All of our new health insurance plans cover certain preventive health care services with no out-of-pocket costs – that means you are not charged a copayment or coinsurance even if you haven’t met your deductible.* Preventive Care BenefitsYou may get – at no cost – preventive services such as:
Preventive Care Services for WomenOur new health plans also cover these preventive services for women:
This is not a complete list of preventive health care services that are covered by your health insurance plan. Talk with your doctor if you have any health concerns, and ask him or her which tests are right for you.It’s important to note that you will only be able to get these services with no out-of-pocket costs when you go to a doctor or clinic in your plan’s network. To make sure a doctor or clinic is in your plan’s network, use our Provider Finder® tool. *If you have a grandfathered plan (plan that was in existence on March 23, 2010), preventive care without out-of-pocket costs may not apply to you.
Most recent update: 12/13/2017
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I am interested in finding out what the dental benefits are covered. The evidence of coverage says very little
Hi TW Ford, You can contact our dental area at the number on your ID card and they'll be happy to explain your coverage. ~ Kayla
i thought dermatologist for precancer screen was covered
Hi Congos1450, Coverage will depend on your plan's benefits. You can contact our customer service department at the number on your ID card and they can verify your plan's benefits. ~ Kayla
so my dr suggested a hepc blood test -" baby boomer" ... said it was for wellness ckup..BUT received $1600 bill from lab !! is it in fact part of wellness ckup?
Hi Congos1450, Coverage would depend on how the lab billed the test. You can contact customer service at the number on your ID card or through the Message Center on Blue Access for Members to have your claim reviewed. ~ Kayla
Where can I find out if the Typhoid and yellow fever vaccinations are covered by blue cross blue shield Texas?
Hi Jaspena, If you'd like to send us a private message our team can check on your plan's coverage for these. ~ Kayla
Is Cologuard covered as a preventive colo-rectal screening?
Hi Sueblevins, If you'd like to send us a private message our team can check your plan's coverage for Cologuard. ~ Kayla
do annual preventive care exams need to be scheduled 365+ days apart? Or is it simply once per calendar year?
Hello, Mwhewell, If you'd like to send us a private message our team can check on your plan's benefits and requirements for annual exams. ~ Kayla
I just want to find out what is covered, but no one is able to tell me -all I get is "it MAY be" covered. That included waiting on the telephone line for 20 minutes. Why no simple answer - yes or no. Giving a list of maybe covered i s of no value. Blue Edge HSA 100/100
Hi Brookway, If you are currently covered under a plan with us please send us a private message and our team can check on your plan's coverage. Unfortunately we are not able to verify coverage if you are not currently covered under a plan. You can contact our sales department at 888-731-0383 for information on what our available plans cover. ~ Kayla
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