Health insurance is a tricky thing for many households and individuals. Keeping track of coverage, providers, prescription plans, and changes can take a lot of time. Time that most of us don’t have in our already busy lives. Time that could be better spent working towards our personal fitness goals or being by present with our children or in our jobs.
Luckily, through all of my medical past, I found myself one of the lucky ones, with great coverage. But more importantly, I learned to advocate for what I needed when it came to prescription medicines and seeing specialists. Because great coverage does not mean you can just sit back. You still have to be your best advocate to make sure that you are getting a the best standard of care and coverage that you can. Even being my best possible advocate, I now realize that there is so much more that I can look to my health insurance provider for, that I had no idea was even available.
What if your health insurance provider was more than just something you thought of as a headache? What if you could actually think of your health insurer as a partner in supporting your family’s health?
The great news is that you can indeed partner with your insurance provider to support your own personal goals as well as the health of your family. Programs like the ones offered by WellPoint, one of the largest health benefits companies in the nation, that operates in 14 states that fall under the names Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield, Anthem BlueCross in California, Empire BlueCross BlueShield in New York and BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia.
WellPoint and its affiliated programs offer programs to support the entire family. Programs like:
24/7 NurseLine: The 24/7 NurseLine is there when you need it most, at those random times of day that you need accurate information and 1-on-1 counseling with experienced registered nurses.
Future Moms: The Future Moms maternity program delivers personalized support to expectant moms to foster healthier pregnancies and healthier deliveries, provide risk screenings, offer educational support, and post-delivery follow-up, which includes screening for postpartum depression.
Personalizing Your Health: WellPoint and its affiliated health plans have a health and wellness portal that you can customize to your needs by developing a personalized health plan. You can receive email reminders and prompts for you to do the things you need to do – like scheduling check-ups and working out. There is a live-chat feature, access to a health coach, and even suggestions for quick and healthy recipes for those that are short on time but still want to cook with good nutrition in mind.
My favorite program is the Fitness to Fit Your Lifestyle.
WellPoint and its affiliated health plans are partnering with FitOrbit to offer convenient and affordable ways for you to achieve your personal fitness goals. FitOrbit is available to anyone who wishes to sign up on the Fitorbit.com site (there are plans for incorporate FitOrbit into some of the products that are offered for employers as well as discounted rates to health insurance members in the future). FitOrbit provides:
- Unlimited access (as in AROUND THE CLOCK) to a real personal trainer,
- Customized, family friendly meal plans including recipes and even a grocery list! (A meal plan AND grocery list! As in one that I did not have to spend hours creating myself!)
- Detailed, personalized fitness plans (Personalized…as in just for you, based on your goals!)
Here is the thing. We are all swamped for time. I know that time is the number one reason that I do not get my workouts in or why my efforts to make nutritious meals for my family are at times sabotaged. Why not utilize all the possible resources and tools to support our own goals for fitness and better health, as well as the best health possible for the entire family?
WellPoint offers additional special programs with various plans. Things like discounts on FitBit devices and even Weight Watcher or neighboorhood gym memberships. Check to see what is available in your state.
As a health insurer, it is WellPoint’s goal to support your efforts to keep both you and your family healthy. To that end, they are offering a special discount to FitOrbit.
Disclaimer: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and The Motherhood engaged me, as someone who is interested in health and wellness with this sponsored post. All opinions are my own…and trust me, I have lots of them when it comes to improving and supporting health and wellness. This is an important topic, and these resources and tools? I wish I had known about them sooner!