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With so much information readily available these days, we seem to be bombarded with information (true or otherwise) regarding Healthcare and how it works for you. If you are one of the millions of seniors enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, then you know that you can feel comfortable in the fact that your plan covers hospital stays, doctor visits, etc. But what you may not know is there are some additional benefits to know about so you can get the most out of your Medicare Advantage plan.

  • Preventive Benefits: Preventive health care seems to be a hot topic these days. What most people aren’t aware of is that most Medicare Advantage plans have put a strong emphasis on preventive services throughout all of the conversation on the topic. Preventive medicine can have a huge impact on disease detection and early stage care, which then impacts costs for everyone involved. It is important to use the benefits provided to you which include regular health screenings as well as annual medical exam. Schedule yours today!
  • Care Management: Many plans offer a toll-free helpline where you can speak with a registered nurse regarding your health concerns. This type of service is especially vital to those who have chronic conditions to take care of. For someone with diabetes or heart disease, for example, it is a comfort knowing that if you have a question regarding your health with a personalized care management team that is invested in your well-being.
  • Wellness Programs: Many doctors have been preaching about the benefits of staying fit and mobile as you age. Well, Medicare Advantage plans are picking up this as well and a lot are now offering fitness programs, or gym memberships, to encourage people to stay active. Many people are able to stay healthier as the years go on, by staying active, so why not use the resources you have available to you.
  • Immunizations: There are vaccines now available for those common illnesses which have an effect on many people, but seniors are a bit more susceptible to. Flu and pneumonia shots are another important part of your prevent care which is available to you through a Medicare Advantage plan.

If you would like to know how to best take advantage of your Advantage plan, use your local resource in VibrantUSA. They can help answer questions on what your current plan has to offer you and also to walk you through the other programs that are available to see if there is one that suits you better. Call today so you can stay healthier for tomorrow!

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Kailie Roosma : Licensed Insurance Specialist

Kailie Roosma

Licensed Insurance Specialist

Kailie attended the University of Washington and graduated from Western Washington University in 2007. Shortly thereafter, she began her career with VibrantUSA. Kailie is very active in the community and served as chairperson for the Alzheimer’s society of Washington’s 2012 Miles for Memories 5k Walk/Run. She lives in Glacier, WA with her husband, son and pets.

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