Three reasons to schedule your annual check-up now

Three reasons to schedule your annual check-up now

And why getting routine preventive care can save you money in the long run.

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Having your annual check-up is one of the most important things you can do for your health. And since it’s at no additional cost to you, there’s no excuse not to schedule your exam now.* Here are three important reasons to make it a healthy habit.

1. Protect your health

Your annual check-up can help identify risks for chronic conditions. With that knowledge — and your doctor’s help — you can start to take control of your health. A few simple changes now could help you live a longer, healthier and happier life.

2. Protect your wallet

You’ve probably heard that “knowing your numbers” is important to your health. It’s also important to your budget. Keeping your blood pressure, cholesterol, fasting blood sugar and body mass index (BMI) at healthy levels can save you thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket and total health care costs each year.

3. Start a relationship with your primary care doctor

The better your doctor knows you, the better he or she can identify risk factors or changes in your health. And the better you know your doctor, the more comfortable you’ll be with your care. Your doctor is also your go-to resource to coordinate your care with specialists, connect you with support programs and more.

Schedule your annual check-up now. If you don’t already have a primary care provider, ï¬nd a doctor now.

*Plans may vary. Includes eligible in-network preventive care services. Some preventive care services may not be covered, including most immunizations for travel. Reference plan documents for a list of covered and non-covered preventive care service.