16 Nov 2017
How Does Your Insurance Help this Flu Season?

Find out if your health insurance provides coverage for your annual flu shot.

Flu season is in full swing and this means that it’s time to get your annual influenza vaccination.  Getting your flu shot is one of the best ways to protect yourself and those around you from the flu.  The flu vaccination is a preventative health measure that prepares your body to fight off the flu.  Most insurance policies include the flu shot in your benefits, so take advantage and protect yourself from the flu today.

Who’s covered?

As previously mentioned, most health insurance policies provide coverage for the influenza vaccination.  For instance, those who have health insurance through the Affordable Care Act have coverage for preventative health measures such as vaccinations.  Additionally, if you have coverage from the Health Insurance Marketplace, you should receive free preventative services as well.  Finally, almost every health insurance plan offered by employers provides coverage for the annual flu shot.  If you are unsure about your coverage benefits, then speak to your health insurance provider.

What if I don’t have coverage?

Even if your health insurance doesn’t cover your flu shot, you should still make sure you get one.  There are programs that will provide the vaccination for underinsured or uninsured children.  Additionally, there are many state resources that offer low-cost or free flu shots as well.

If your health insurance plan doesn’t offer coverage for preventative health measures such as the flu shot, then it’s time to consider switching insurance policies.  To find the right health insurance policy to suit your needs, trust the team at Weaver & Associates in Arcadia, California.  Contact us to get covered today.