How Members Can Use Their Health Plan to Manage Costs
Many companies — maybe yours — are choosing or considering health plans that require their employees to share in the cost of their care to help lower health care costs. Here is some helpful information about managing care costs that you can share with your employees to help them make smart, cost-effective decisions about their care.
Schedule preventive care services
Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) consistently show that many Americans don’t take advantage of preventive care services — even when they’re free. One report notes that fewer than 30 percent of adults ages 50 to 64 and less than half of adults age 65 and older were up to date on their core preventive services.