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  • Save $$ and stay healthy

    Oct 20, 2016 | Read More News
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    Catching and treating a health problem before symptoms start, or, better yet, preventing a sickness entirely, isn’t just good for your health; it can also save you some serious money down the road.

    Most chronic conditions and many serious diseases get worse over time, even with medication, but treating a disease sooner rather than later can slow its progression. Primary prevention — catching a serious or chronic condition and treating it before symptoms appear, or vaccinating to prevent a disease from ever occurring — is your best chance for a long, healthy life. And by avoiding medical care down the road, you’ll keep your costs down.

    If you are insured through the Pima County medical plan, not only are your preventive care service are covered at 100%, but you can save money off your medical premiums for completing at least one per year. These preventive services include:

    • Biometric Screening (Routine, preventive lab panel)
    • Mammography Screening
    • Annual Physical
    • Cervical Preventive Exam
    • Prostate Preventive Exam
    • Colorectal Preventive Exam
    These services are free only when delivered by a doctor or other provider in your plan’s network. They do not include diagnostic exams for a current chronic health condition. Please request a routine preventive exam with your doctor when scheduling your appointment.

    You may print the Preventive Exam Affidavit and have your physician sign the form to submit proof of completion to Employee Wellness.

    Learn more ways on how you can save money off your medical premiums by visiting the Healthy Lifestyle Premium Discounts webpage.