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Employees have gotten out of the habit of seeing their doctor for preventive care the past two years. Preventive care plays a significant role in your employees’ long-term health, helping them prevent conditions that can drastically affect their life.

November is a good time to focus on preventive care. November is both Lung Cancer Awareness Month and National Diabetes Month. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. National Diabetes Month is a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes. This year’s focus is on managing diabetes by building your health care team.

The best prevention for lung cancer and diabetes is don’t start smoking, quit if you already do smoke, eat healthy, stay active, and schedule routine health appointments.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan provides employers with Tool Kits they can use to help bring attention to these issues. Employers are provided with communication materials including a poster to display around the workplace, employee handouts, email templates, web banners for upload to the company’s intranet site, and a newsletter article to use in the company newsletter or website. Ask us for your Preventive Tool Kit today.

Remember, annual wellness visits with your in-network provider are covered 100% by all medical plans.

Michigan Beverage Collective provides business owners with the choice of several Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance policies. As members, you and your employees can take advantage of a wide range of programs and member benefits provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Care Network of Michigan.

Encourage preventive care. It can help employees avoid the need for expensive medications or even surgeries which can lead to significantly higher expenses.

Contact us to find out how we can help you keep your employees healthy!

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