A Discount Healthcare Program can be a powerful tool you can use to keep health and wellness costs to a minimum; however, like any tool, you have to know how to use it and do so! Subscribers often complain that they don’t see the value in a health and wellness discount program when, in all actuality, they simply aren’t using the plan to its fullest potential.
The first step is to fully familiarize yourself with the discounts available with your subscription and how to access them. The Advantage Health Plus program, for example, provides subscribers with discounts as high as 80 percent across 15 different benefits that include:
- Prescription Drugs
- Lab Testing
- Diabetic Supplies
- Medical Equipment
- Pet Care
- And More …
All of these benefits can be access through the easy-to-use web portal or mobile application described in your welcome materials.
Pro Tip #1
When you have a health or wellness situation, consider telemedicine as a viable option. Many common aliments can be taken care of by meeting with a doctor on MD Live. Telemedicine is included for Advantage Health Plus subscribers who have access to a doctor by call or click 24/7. Even if you have health insurance, it may require a co-pay or co-insurance payment to see a doctor and each time you use your telemedicine benefit you save money, and time!
Pro Tip #2
When it comes to Prescription Drugs, using your health insurance isn’t always the most affordable options. Whether you have insurance or not, using your Rx Discount Card from Advantage Health Plus could save you money. By simply entering your zip code and drug name, you can find substantial savings at pharmacies close to you. Many subscribers find it helpful to use this look up tool with they are with the physician or medical provider to that alternatives can be explored if the prescription is too costly. The Rx Discount Card from Advantage Health Plus can save you up to 80 percent in some cases.
Pro Tip #3
Do your research. One of the most useful benefits available to Advantage Health Plus subscribers is the Healthcare Bluebook which allows our members to comparison shop for certain procedures. Many people are unaware that the costs for certain procedures can vary widely between local providers. For example, your physician may recommend you have an Abdominal MRI to check for certain conditions. By using the Healthcare Bluebook’s Procedure Pricing lookup (found in the Health Services Hub in your My Benefits portal), you can be empowered with the information you need to make the right decision. As you can see below, the price for this same procedure can range from $330 to over $2,400, depending on the provider that you choose.
Knowing the Fair Price upfront will help put you in command as you work with the providers to get the care that you need.
Pro Tip #4
Explore non-medical discount programs. Your Advantage Health Plus membership includes many additional discount benefits like travel assistance, discounts on vitamins, Discounts on supplies and veterinarian care for your pets, and great deals at nearby gyms.