Your Health Plan May Offer Many Benefits at No Extra Cost

Your Health Plan May Offer Many Benefits at No Extra Cost

Your health plan may cover vaccines for children and adults, like the flu shot, at no cost to you. Talk to your doctor about what immunizations each member of your family needs.

Many preventive services, including yearly wellness exams, could also be included in your coverage at no cost when you receive services from a doctor in your health plan’s network.* And screenings like  mammograms, Pap tests and others are also covered at no cost.

Your yearly exam is a good time to talk to your doctor about your health, risk factors and family medical history. Those are the things that determine the health screenings you need during the year.

Routine screenings are important. They can help spot a potential problem before it becomes a serious health issue. And preventive screenings are a big part of fighting disease.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leaving site icon getting the right health services, screenings and treatments helps your chances for living a longer, healthier life. Your age, health and family history and other important factors affect what health care you need and how often you need it.

To find out what your health plan covers, log in to BAMSM. Then go to the Coverage section and click Coverage and Benefits. Then scroll down to the Preventive Services heading to see a full list of covered services.

You can also find our Wellness Guidelines in the Wellness section in BAM. The guidelines include information on what screenings and immunizations you and your family need. The guidelines are available for children and adults in English and Spanish.

*Preventive services at no cost applies only to members enrolled in non-grandfathered health plans. You may have to pay all or part of the cost of preventive care if your health plan is grandfathered. To find out if your plan is grandfathered or non-grandfathered, call the customer service number on your member ID card.
Sources: Are You Up to Date on Your Preventive Care?, leaving site icon Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2023
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