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Improving your Health Using your Health Insurance Georgia Plan Benefits

Although most people think having a health insurance Georgia policy is to have benefits when there is an unexpected illness or injury, there are other uses. It would probably be even more helpful to maximize the benefits you get out of your health insurance Georgia policy by using it to improve your health and prevent medical problems.

There are many ways your health insurance Georgia policy can help you lead a healthier lifestyle. One way is using your health insurance Georgia benefits to make sure you receive all recommended annual screenings. If you are a woman, mammograms are recommended once your reach a certain age. Also, annual visits to the gynecologist are recommended for all women over the age of 18. These are typically covered by your health insurance Georgia policy. Men also have recommended screenings at certain ages, such as prostate exams. Every one should have physicals in order to identify potential heart problems. These also are covered by most health insurance Georgia plans. There are also screenings that evaluate your blood pressure, heart strength, and can identify any skin cancer problems, as well as other types of diseases or medical conditions. All of these screenings and physicals should occur even if there are no present symptoms or problems, as a preventative measure. They help physicians come up with earlier diagnosis, and therefore can help you get earlier treatment, one of the most important factors to help your prognosis and eventual recovery, which is the goal of most health insurance Georgia plans.

Another important tool that most health insurance Georgia plans offer their members are health risk assessment questionnaires and inventories. These questionnaires will ask you questions about your personal and family history, lifestyle choices, and other activities, and then you will receive a report that identifies the risk factors in your life, and provide ideas and suggestions to lessen your risk of health problems, and to live a healthier life. These questionnaires are often found in the Wellness, or Resources, section of your health insurance Georgia carrier's web site. Be sure to investigate what other information is available to you.

Once you have the report that identifies risks and problem areas, you can look up information in the Wellness area of your health insurance Georgia company web site for ideas on how to live a healthier life. There are recommendations to help head off heart disease, which include losing weight, eating healthier, increasing your activity, and becoming familiar with your family history and risk factors. You can get even more specific information from your health insurance Georgia company web site to help make improvements in these areas. Coventry Health Care, for example, makes suggestions such as counting calories, providing nutritional information on whole grains and other healthy foods, helping you set goals for moderate physical activity, and learning to control factors that lead to possible heart problems.

Some health insurance Georgia companies may also have incentive programs that reward you for making healthy lifestyle choices. You may even find games and activities that you can use with your children, to also emphasize to them the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

By using your health insurance Georgia benefits, and focusing on the preventive screenings and covered services, you can improve your health and avoid medical problems in the future.

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