Staying healthy is easier with education and support, and more of both is coming to Florida. Health insurance can play a big role in maintaining good health. Did you know that preventive care is covered by all new health insurance in Florida? A plan purchased prior to health care reform is not required to add this coverage, but Florida insurance plans you can join today don’t apply co-pays, co-insurance or a deductible to standard preventive care, like exams and screening procedures for some of the most common diseases.
Some Florida health insurance companies, like Humana, are also offering online tools to help you learn how to protect your health by lowering your chances for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other serious threats. When you take their online questionnaire, for example, you get back suggestions to improve your health.
The new coverage for preventive care in health insurance for Florida can also include consultations and monitoring by doctors to help with one of the biggest health problems in Florida – obesity. For anyone with complicating conditions or taking prescriptions, checkups with the doctor add a measure of safety when starting an exercise program.
New Money And Programs Are Expected To Improve Health In Florida
This type of supportive education is becoming easier to find in Florida thanks to a $600,000 grant from the State University System Board of Governors to launch a Community Health Workers Training and Research Institute. Its goal is to combine showing people how to improve their health with help to develop skills for health care work.
The grant recipients are Florida A&M University and the University of Florida (UF). College of Pharmacy Dean William Riffee at UF is proud that “our college is a part of this effort to end health care disparities in our state.”