Capital Health Plan’s Medicare Advantage (HMO) plans offer wellness benefits that go above and beyond what you’d expect from Original Medicare. We know that preventive services are important to you as Capital Health Plan members, and your wellness is a top priority to us too. That is why we are proud to offer an extensive list of preventive services—some of which are no cost to you.
Although Original Medicare covers one physical when you first become eligible for Medicare, Capital Health Plan Medicare Advantage plans provide you with coverage for one physical exam
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Much of the illness, disability, and death associated with chronic disease is avoidable through known prevention measures. Key measures include practicing a healthy lifestyle (e.g., regular physical activity, healthy eating, and avoiding tobacco use) and the use of early detection practices (e.g., screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers, diabetes and its complications, and depression).” Capital Health Plan is pleased to offer our members colorectal screening exams, mammograms (annual screening), prostate cancer screening exams, and bone mass measurements.
Capital Health Plan also offers health and wellness education benefits including written health education materials, nutritional training, a 24-hour nursing hotline, and a health club membership/fitness class reimbursement up to $150 per year. At Capital Health Plan, we strive to provide you with the tools necessary to Live Well!
Sources: Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. May 29, 2009. Healthy Aging for Older Adults. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/aging.