Show you care about your father every day! During the month of June, Maryland is celebrating Men’s Health Month. It’s important to keep Dad and the men in your life healthy. Here are four important things to consider.
- Regular check-ups can prevent or detect many health conditions. Set his annual appointment with a primary doctor. All health insurance plans through Maryland Health Connection cover primary care visits.
- 1 in 2 men get cancer in their lifetime. Screenings and preventive care are covered at no cost to you, even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible.
- 30% of men experience depression, yet only 1 in 4 actually seek help. Mental health treatment is covered under all health insurance plans, so encourage your loved one to pursue help if he needs it.
- By the age of 100, women outnumber men eight to one. You want a Notebook romance, but can only have it if he is healthy. Don’t waste your health insurance plan each year – use it!
Important screenings for men that are covered by Maryland Health Connection health plans are blood pressure, HIV, cholesterol, cancer (colorectal and more), Type 2 diabetes, and tobacco use screenings. Immunizations including Hepatitis A and B, Herpes Zoster, Flu Shots, Measles, Mumps, Meningococcal, Tetanus, and others are also covered under plans.
For more information about what health plans cover, click here.
About Maryland Health Connection
Maryland Health Connection is Maryland’s official health insurance marketplace for individuals and families to compare plans and enroll in health and dental coverage. It’s the only place to get financial help with health insurance. See if you qualify for financial help like tax credits or Medicaid/MCHP to make health insurance more affordable.