Preventive care plays a vital role in your employees’ overall health and well-being. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 7 in 10 American deaths each year are correlated to chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer or diabetes. Many of these chronic diseases can be managed better when the person has annual preventive exams and a strong relationship with a primary care doctor (who knows and keeps an eye on their baseline health).
Keeping your employee population healthy impacts your business, too. When your employees take advantage of their fully covered, preventive care benefits through your company’s health plan it saves lives, money and can improve productivity. Preventive care is a free and easy way for your employees to get their health questions answered and tests completed when it happens with an in-network doctor. It also means no questions about copays, deductibles or coinsurance — employees just schedule an appointment.
Encouraging preventive care will keep your employees happy, healthy and productive. When you achieve these objectives, it also helps you move your business forward.
Three ways to help promote preventive care:
1) Educate your employees
Give employees our flyer on what preventive services are covered by most health plans, or post it on your company’s intranet.
2) Direct them to My Blueprint
On My Blueprint, employees can find an in-network doctor if they don’t already have one, see a digital ID card, claims and personal health history and more.
3) Encourage employees to participate in case management if eligible
Our team of clinical professionals help employees get the care they need.
You can always talk to your Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield representative to learn more about what’s covered and how to engage your employees in getting preventive care.