Putting Your Health First
While Marketplace health coverage is important, there’s no substitute for living a healthy lifestyle. Staying healthy increases the chances you’ll be there for your family and friends for many years to come. Use your Marketplace health coverage when you are sick and when you are well, to help you live a long and healthy life.
Here’s what you can do to put your health and well-being first:
- Take an active role in your health.
- Make time for physical activity, healthy eating, relaxation, and sleep.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle at home, at work, and in your community.
Get your recommended health screenings and manage chronic conditions.
Why is prevention important?
Getting recommended preventive services and making healthy lifestyle choices are key steps to good health and well-being. All Marketplace plans must cover a set of preventive services like shots and screening tests at no cost to you.
Preventive health services include screenings, check-ups, and patient counseling. You can use these services to prevent illnesses, disease, and other health problems. You can also use preventive health services to detect illness at an early stage when treatment is likely to work best.
Free preventive services
All Marketplace plans and many other plans must cover the following list of preventive services without charging you a copayment or coinsurance. This is true even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible. This applies only when these services are delivered by a network provider.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm one-time screening for men of specified ages who have ever smoked
Alcohol Misuse screening and counseling
Aspirin use to prevent cardiovascular disease for men and women of certain ages
Blood Pressure screening for all adults
Cholesterol screening for adults of certain ages or at higher risk
Colorectal Cancer screening for adults over 50
Depression screening for adults
Diabetes (Type 2) screening for adults with high blood pressure
Diet counseling for adults at higher risk for chronic disease
HIV screening for everyone ages 15 to 65, and other ages at increased risk
Immunization vaccines for adults–doses, recommended ages, and recommended populations vary:
Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Herpes Zoster, Human Papillomavirus, Influenza (Flu Shot), Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Meningococcal, Pneumococcal, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Varicella
Obesity screening and counseling for all adults
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention counseling for adults at higher risk
Syphilis screening for all adults at higher risk
Tobacco Use screening for all adults and cessation interventions for tobacco users