The Pulse of SchoolCare, May 2021

Why wait? The Importance of Early Detection

Published May 4, 2021

Have you heard the old saying that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"? Well, this holds true when it comes to your health and early detection. Regular preventive care is an important part of maintaining good health and well-being.

The Benefits of Prevention 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic diseases can lower the quality of life for patients and their families. Making healthy lifestyle changes and focusing on early detection can also help you: 

  • Lessen the likelihood of developing a chronic condition
  • Better manage a current chronic condition 
  • Lower healthcare costs 
  • Develop a proactive relationship with your doctor 

If you haven’t already, don’t delay in scheduling your annual health screenings.

Option to Complete Preventive Care  

Routine checkups, screenings, and immunizations can help you avoid serious health problems in the future. Additionally, you and your doctor can work as a team to manage your overall health and reach personal well-being goals.

  1. Schedule an appointment with your doctor. First and foremost, the best option is to make an appointment with your primary care physician (PCP). Open communication with your doctor provides an opportunity for a more collaborative approach to your care. Don’t have a PCP? Find an in-network provider near you at under Find Care & Costs.
  2. Utilize MDLive for virtual exams. During the pandemic, many have put off visiting their doctor’s office due to safety concerns. Keep in mind, you can always contact your doctor’s office to ask about their COVID-19 safety precautions. Additionally, you can schedule a virtual wellness screening with MDLive through Cigna - Learn more here.

If you haven’t already, don’t delay in scheduling your annual health screenings.

Earn up to $225 Per Plan Year for Completing Preventive Care 

With the SchoolCare Good For You! Well-Being Program, getting your annual exam, screenings and vaccinations pays off.  By completing your physician-recommended annual preventive services, you can earn cash incentives each plan year. Watch a short tutorial in the video above.  

NOTE: Cash incentives, payments, and rewards are available upon completion of the Health Assessment annually. Amounts paid to Well-Being Program participants are taxable income. Please review with your tax consultant for more information.

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