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Men’s health suggestions: Preventive care to maintain you healthy

Men’s health suggestions: Preventive care to maintain you healthy

Whether you’re a runner, a hunter, or a hockey dad, stay in the sport by benefiting from free men’s preventive care screenings covered by your medical health insurance.

Almost every health plan* covers a bunch of services at 100% (no out-of-pocket cost to you) to assist keep men healthy and out of that waiting room.

Called routine preventive care services, they honestly cost you nothing:

  • Nothing to pay if you visit the doctor (copays)
  • No sharing the associated fee of your care along with your plan (coinsurance)
  • No amount you might have to pay yourself first before your plan helps (deductible) – as long as you get them from a health care provider or clinic your plan covers.

Preventive care services are there to maintain you feeling great and use less care that costs you money in the long term.

Here’s what’s covered:

  • Many immunizations, like flu shots and vaccines for human papilloma virus, measles, mumps and rubella, and chickenpox
  • Initial screening of blood pressure and levels of cholesterol
  • Initial screening for cancers, like colon cancer
  • Screening and prevention help for sexually transmitted infections, like HIV and chlamydia
  • Screening for male depression, alcohol misuse and smoking
  • Help quitting smoking
  • Weight-reduction plan and obesity counseling

Get your freebies

To see a full list of all preventive services plans covered at 100% and what’s beneficial for somebody your age, visit The CDC’s website.

HealthPartners members: Go online to see what’s beneficial for you.

Should you’re unsure if something is taken into account preventive for YOU, call your insurance company and ask!

*The one exception is “grandfathered” plans – or certain existing health plans that haven’t modified in several years – and shouldn’t have to cover all preventive care services. Your employer has to inform you in case your plan is grandfathered, but when you’re unsure, call and ask.


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