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Blue Shield Helps Consumers Understand Preventive Health Benefits

BY ELIZABETH SCARBOROUGH — Scheduling an appointment with your doctor for preventive care services is important. A preventive exam can help catch small problems before they turn into serious, costly ones. Plus, under the Affordable Care Act, your medical plan covers 100 percent of the costs for preventive health services when care is provided through network providers.

To help consumers better understand preventive health benefits, Blue Shield of California created an interactive tool that explains what services are covered at no additional cost. You can build a personalized list of the immunizations, screenings and topics to discuss with your doctor by simply selecting your gender and age range.

Preventive Care

Use the interactive tool to find out what preventive services are appropriate for you and build a list to share with your doctor.

Elizabeth Scarborough is a marketing manager at Blue Shield of California