5 reasons to schedule your annual preventive visit
Preventive health services play a vital role in keeping you and your family healthy.* Here’s why you should schedule a visit with your doctor today!
1. YOUR ANNUAL PREVENTIVE VISIT IS OFFERED AT NO ADDITIONAL COST.
Your annual preventive visit is offered at no additional cost to you when you visit an in-network doctor. These visits are more than just a blood pressure and cholesterol checkup. HealthCare.gov explains that the preventive care provisions for all adults cover many other screenings. And if you have a family plan that includes young children, preventive care visits are essential for many reasons, including tracking growth and development. You can learn more about preventive care for children by visiting www.healthcare.gov/preventive-care-children.
2. YOU CAN ESTABLISH AND BUILD A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR DOCTOR.
If you only see your doctor when you’re sick or have some other problem, your doctor is at a disadvantage in diagnosing and treating health problems. It’s important your doctor have the full picture of your health history generally provided by yearly visits and screenings.
3. YOUR HEALTH DESERVES ITS OWN PLAN OF ACTION.
Your yearly preventive visit is a time for you and your doctor to establish your personal health benchmarks and find opportunities to improve your health by creating an action plan. Next year, your doctor can look at where you were this year. Then, you can see if your health has changed over time.
4. YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO CATCH OR PREVENT PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY START.
One purpose of the yearly screenings is for your doctor to compare your personal health benchmarks from year to year in order to screen for disease. When or if these values change (such as with a rise in blood pressure) your doctor is better positioned to detect disease formation at an early stage when treatment may be most effective.
5. YOU CAN EARN A $25 GIFT CARD FOR COMPLETING YOUR PREVENTIVE VISIT.
Your Blue KC ACA Rewards** program rewards you for taking care of your health. Eligible members qualify to earn a $25 digital gift card for completion of the Annual Preventive Visit. And, for those members with a family plan, the reward includes adults and children, so a family of 2 adults and 2 children would qualify for $100 in rewards.
Participation in the program is easy…
- Register for the rewards program at BlueKC.com/ACARewards
- Complete your Annual Preventive Visit between January 1, 2021 & December 31, 2021.
- Earn a $25 digital gift card (Limit one gift card per policy year.)
Registration in the ACA Rewards Program is required to be eligible for a digital gift card.
So what are you waiting for?
Schedule an appointment with your primary care physician today. If you have any questions, call us at the number on the back of your member ID card.
*For those members with an ACA Family Plan.
**ACA Rewards is available for on-exchange members only.