Preventive Care

What preventive care do you need?

You know that saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? It’s true. Nothing beats staying in control of your health. In fact, the best time to see your doctor is when nothing hurts. Health impacts your entire life, including your ability to earn a living, care for your family and interact with friends. That’s why your preventive care is so important.

What’s right for me?

How often and what kind of preventive care you need depends on your age, gender, current health and family history. After you take your realage® test, the sharecare application will remind you when it’s time for various screenings based on your age and health status.

What will I pay?

Preventive care is covered at 100% as long as it is provided through an in-network provider and properly coded as preventive care. To learn more, call your medical claims administrator’s member services phone number on the back of your member id card for details on coverage or visit their website.

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