MAKE HEALTH CARE A PRIORITY WITH YOUR FAMILY
With economic times still being lean, the first thing families cut back on is usually health care expenses. A lot of Americans today consider going to the doctor for preventative measures to be a luxury. In fact, that couldn’t be further from the truth!
My kids all have special needs of some sort or another, so we have had to learn how to budget for all of their health care expenses. Over the years, I have found that maintaining their preventative visits actually ends up saving me a TON of money in the long run!
SAVE MORE MONEY BY PRACTICING PREVENTION CARE
When things got tight, it was really tempting to skip my youngest allergists follow up appointments. Nothing was wrong, so why spend the money to go. After making this mistake a few times, I figured out that this strategy was actually costing me money. When I kept her preventative appointments, she had less unplanned trips to the ER and fewer illnesses throughout the year. We were often able to catch a flare up before it became an expensive problem. Extra medications to get her healthy again where a lot more expensive than just paying for the preventative visit.
Because of my experience with my own kids, I am a HUGE health care advocate. I can’t tell you how important it is to make sure that you make health care a priority for your family. Planning is one of the great tips on the Cigna Health Care Mid-Year Health Care Check in Tips. Even if your family doesn’t have chronic conditions like mine do, it’s always best to plan for unexpected illnesses. (We all know with kids it’s a matter of when they will get sick not if)
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Cigna even made a neat video series on Youtube that gives great tips on how to budget for your health care expenses. Make sure to check out this video here.
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