Using your Health Insurance to Live your Best Life

Thank you Blue Shield of California for sponsoring this post. They are committed to health and wellness, and they believe in tackling health issues before they start.

When I think of health insurance, usually the first thing that comes to my mind is doctors visits and the Emergency Room. For years, those were the main services our family used from our health insurance, luckily not too many E.R. visits. The thing I was not aware of was that my health insurance offered a slew of services that helped myself and our family live a healthier life beyond the doctor’s office.

Using your Health Insurance to Live your Best Life

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As a mom of five, I definitely want my family to stay healthy, but also as a mom of five I don’t have the time to research every diet or new nutritional program out there. Luckily, our health insurance has a pretty straightforward program which offers a ton of services to help us stay healthy.

Wellvolution by Blue Shield of California

Wellvolution has been an incredible resource for me. It is packed with tips on health and mental wellness.

I can access it for free as a Blue Shield of California member. Their tips have been proven to not only decrease, but actually reverse disease through 100% lifestyle-based approaches- which is incredible!

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The Wellvolution program is broken up into four programs that help you to live your best life. These programs are:

Lose Weight

Be More Active

Quit Smoking

Be Well Every Day

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Lose Weight

The Lose Weight program helps you manage your weight with its primary focus on preventing Diabetes. It’s pretty great, if you are a Blue Shield member, you take a simple 1-minute quiz to see if you are pre-diabetic and if you qualify for their FREE diabetes prevention program. My husband and I took the quiz and I was happy to see that neither of us has symptoms of being pre-diabetic, but I put a reminder on my calendar to check the test every year.

Quit Smoking

Luckily I have never had to deal with the struggles of overcoming the addiction to smoking. One of the amazing things about the Wellvolution is that it offers the QuitNet program for people trying to overcome smoking. The QuitNet program aims to help take away as many challenges as possible when trying to quit smoking. This includes having nicotine replacement therapy sent right to your door, plus an app which lets members talk to trained tobacco cessation experts.

Be More Active

The Be More Active program is great for my family and I. It includes the Walkadoo® program which helps you help increase your daily steps. It helps you set walking goals, reach those goals, and adjusts when life gets busy. For me, it helps remind me to get off my computer and head outside.

Be Well Every Day

The Be Well Every Day program is awesome because not only does it have daily challenges, and if you know me I love a challenge, but it also has some amazing discounts to help you stay healthier. These include discounts to fitness centers like 24 Hour Fitness, discounts on Weight Watchers, and my personal favorite, discount on massages to help with the recovery from your new active lifestyle. Talk about a nice perk.

The thing I love about these programs is no longer is health insurance something that is there for when things go wrong, but now companies like Blue Shield of California are taking active measures to help you prevent issues before they start.

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If you are already a Blue Shield of California member, be sure to sign-up for Blue Shield of California’s FREE Wellvolution well-being program.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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