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Pregnancy and Minimum Essential Coverage

SBMA’s Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) Benefits plan provides expecting mothers the resources to screen for potential risk factors that impact the mother and baby. Some conditions or complications that arise during pregnancy are not easily recognizable, and may require screening and testing for a diagnosis.

What does it mean to be HIPAA Compliant?

Your private information should remain that way – private. Ensuring your records are kept confidential requires important layers of protection. Without rules and processes in place, the lines of what information can be disclosed is blurred, especially in today’s technologically reliant world. Thankfully, there is a nationally mandated law to help guide the process on how to protect you and your information.

Why is health insurance important?

Illness is never something you expect or plan to happen. It can come out of nowhere, and cause financial stress when you don’t have access to the right financial support. Even with a healthy lifestyle, you may need medical care sometime in your life. Be proactive about your health insurance, and make sure you’re covered before you get sick .Prepare, financial backup just in case to make sure you are covered.

Why you should STILL Use Telehealth Post Pandemic

Participating in telehealth visits gives you the opportunity to visit a healthcare professional with more convenience. You’re able to speak with your doctor from the comfort of your own home, with more flexibility. Attending these appointments cuts the time it takes to get ready, drive to the office, check in, wait in the waiting room, and then wait in the patient room.

Why You Should Encourage Preventative Care in Your Employee Workforce

Encouraging preventative care benefits your company short and long term. When employees have access to resources to support their wellbeing, they are able to utilize it to continue on a healthier trajectory to be more present and engaging during day to day tasks.

Make Preventative Care a Priority in 2021

Your Guide To A Healthy 2021!

The New Year is upon us!  I think we all can agree, 2020 has been a year unlike any other. As we look to the new year and reflect on the past 365 days, how are you planning on keeping your health a top priority in 2021?

Why is Preventative Care so Important During COVID?

Why is Preventative Care so Important During COVID?

Since the start of the global pandemic, the number of outpatient clinic visits has decreased immensely. While this makes sense, due to the highly contagious virus, it can be a troubling sight.

Preventative care services have truly never been more important. Now, more than ever, patients need to be proactive about their health. How can you ensure you are being proactive with your preventative care during COVID?

What are the dangers of waiting for your routine appointments?

While visiting the doctor’s office during a global pandemic may seem unsettling, the risk associated with avoiding ongoing, preventative health care is high. Small health issues can turn into larger health problems if left untreated. Especially during this time, when the highest risk patients for contracting COVID-19 are those with chronic illness or worsening conditions.

Now is not the time to begin ignoring your wellbeing. 

Eating well, getting sleep, and exercising regularly is more important than ever before. Ensure you make your health a top priority during these uncertain, stressful times. Stressful situations, like the one we’re all experiencing right now, can lower your immune system. Take care of your mental and physical health to ensure your immune system is prepared for whatever comes your way.

If you feel you need to go into the doctor’s office, contact your doctor first!

If you feel unsure about returning to the physical doctor’s office, reach out to your doctor. See what precautions your provider is taking to ensure their patients remain safe. Most outpatient clinics are taking these measures to ensure their safety:

  • Enforcing masks at all times
  • Temperature checks when you enter the facility
  • Limited number of patients allowed in the waiting room at once
  • Reconfiguring their space to ensure proper social distancing requirements are met.

If you still are unsure about returning to a physical doctor’s office, book a telehealth visit!

Telehealth services have grown immensely since the start of COVID-19. There are many potential uses for telehealth services. Here are a few:

  • Screen patients with potential COVID-19 symptoms
  • Provide low-risk urgent care for those with non-COVID-19-related conditions
  • Mental and behavioral health check-ins
  • Chronic health condition check-ups and medication management
  • Support for patients with chronic health conditions, like nutrition counseling
  • Doctors can monitor clinical signs of some chronic health conditions
  • Case management
  • Follow-up appointments 

With a variety of options, it is important that you don’t put your preventative care on the backburner during COVID-19. Not only does it help ensure you don’t contract COVID-19, but preventative care can also help detect early signs of other diseases and illnesses. Do you have proper healthcare to cover your needs during this uncertain time? At SBMA, we understand that you need a health insurance plan that covers all your needs, visit the site today to learn more.

Why is Preventative Care so Important During COVID?