Preventive Health

  • Checkups are important

    Getting an annual checkup is enormously important for better health for everyone, not just babies and kids.

    Routine exams can help spot health issues early, before they become more serious and harder to treat. That's why Premera offers routine preventive medical exams at no cost, as part of your plan benefits. Checkups are also a great time to ensure you're up to date on vaccinations and boosters.

    You get a preventive exam once per plan year, which may or may not be the calendar year. You can schedule it any time during that year, but we recommend having your preventive visits about 12 months apart.

    Sign in and see your benefits booklet for your plan's suggested preventive routine exams, vaccinations, and screenings.

    Get all you can from your preventive health benefits

    Choose a category for more information on care and your benefits. Keep in mind that nonpreventive services (such as diagnostic services to evaluate symptoms or your family history) are not covered in full. Here's the general Affordable Care Act list—group plan benefits may vary.

    Pregnant woman

    Pregnancy

    Know your health plan benefits for a healthy pregnancy and postpartum care, including breast pump coverage.

    Pregnancy care

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    Kids' health

    Your health plan is available from getting infant feeding support through seeing your child off to college.

    Care for kids

    Womens health prevention

    Women's health

    Find out when to get your mammogram, Pap test, and more.

    Women's health benefits

    Men's health

    A primary care provider can help with preventive care, injuries, and other men's health concerns.

    Men's health benefits

    LGBT health

    Learn more about preventive healthcare options, transgender services, and behavioral health support.

    LGBT health benefits

    Colon cancer screenings

    Review your colonoscopy coverage before your appointment.

    Colonoscopy and FIT tests

    Get tests from in-network labs

    Make sure, when getting blood tests, that your doctor is using an in-network lab. You can find labs in your network when you sign in and use Find a Doctor.

    Do you have a health plan from prior to March 23, 2010? If so, your plan is known as a grandfathered plan and may not include benefits found in plans sold as part of the Affordable Care Act. View Using your preventive benefits.


  • Benefits under your health plan may differ, so sign in and refer to your benefit booklet for information on what your specific health plan covers.

    Your health plan covers preventive care services as required by state and federal law. For more information, please review the "A" and "B" rated services on the United States Preventive Task Force, immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and preventive care and screening recommended by the Health Resources and Services Administration. See the list on healthcare.gov.