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As the flowers bloom and the days grow longer, spring is the perfect time to take stock of your health insurance coverage and ensure it aligns with your needs for the year ahead. Here are some tips to help you refresh your health insurance this season:

First, review your current coverage. Take note of any changes in your health needs, such as new prescriptions or upcoming medical procedures. Understanding your existing coverage will help you identify areas where adjustments may be necessary.

Next, explore your options for the upcoming enrollment period. Whether you have employer-sponsored insurance, an individual market plan, or government coverage through programs like Medicare or Medicaid, it’s essential to understand your choices. Consider premiums, deductibles, and provider networks when comparing plans.

Take advantage of wellness programs offered through your insurance plan. Many insurers provide resources and incentives to help members maintain their health, such as gym discounts, smoking cessation programs, and preventive care services. Participating in these programs can improve your health and save you money on healthcare expenses.

Finally, consider any life changes that may impact your insurance needs. Events such as marriage, divorce, childbirth, or job loss can trigger special enrollment periods that allow you to change your coverage outside the regular open enrollment period. Be sure to notify your insurer promptly of qualifying life events to ensure uninterrupted coverage.

By refreshing your health insurance coverage this spring, you can ensure peace of mind knowing that you’re adequately protected against unexpected medical expenses and have access to the care you need to stay healthy throughout the year.

American Exchange is a licensed health insurance broker. Robert Huffaker, NPN 13568432

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