Your fresh start begins today

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Start the new year with a commitment to better health – and let Humana help! It’s ok if you don’t have a plan yet. Humana can help you get started on your journey. You should’ve received a packet in the mail with tools and information to help you make the most out of your healthcare experience. This brief video shows you what’s in the packet and how to use those resources to make 2015 healthy and happy.

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Transcript

Introduction

  • Sometimes the hardest part is just getting started. Who you want to be is who you can be. Humana is committed to helping you on your journey.
  • Ask yourself these questions: Is your physical health where you want it to be? Is your mental health where you want it to be?
  • Who do you want to be this year? Knowing where you are and where you want to be can help, so let’s get started!

Scheduling smart

  • Let’s talk about engaging with your doctor.
  • Mondays are often the busiest day of the week, so make sure to avoid scheduling an appointment on Mondays.
  • Asking for the first appointment of the day or the first appointment after lunch is a great way to help avoid wait times.
  • Always call an hour before your appointment and ask if your doctor is on schedule or if there is a wait. Check your doctor’s office website for any forms you can fill out at home.

Preparing for your doctor’s visit

  • Once you have scheduled smart, make the most of your visit! Gather all your prescriptions and use the bag (located in the back of your folder) to take them to your doctor to review your medications.
  • Take the self-assessment to see if you have a big, small, or maybe no problem at all with bladder control or falling. These are common issues, and doctors have heard it all, so talk to your doctor about any problems you may have.

Staying healthy

  • According to WebMD, people age 65 and older have a higher risk of getting the flu. If you haven’t received your flu shot, there’s still time, but check with your doctor first to see if getting the flu shot is right for you.
  • Your pamphlet provides information on the screenings you need and when you need them – you can even take this list to your doctor.

Know your benefits

  • Want to know what drugs are covered under your plan or how much they may cost? Go to MyHumana to use your RX Calculator and other useful tools. Also, check out our mail-order pharmacies to get prescriptions shipped right to your door!
  • Every now and then, life can throw us a curve ball. Whether you’ve experienced a death in the family or just feeling a little lonely, Humana is here to help. As a member of Humana Active Outlook, you have access to confidential assistance by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no additional cost to you.

Find your happy

  • You have a choice every day to wake up and be happy. Help strengthen your mental fitness by enjoying hobbies and spending time with friends and family.

Your journey

  • VO: Check out more helpful videos on this website that can assist you on your journey.

Closing

  • VO: Thank you for being a part of the Humana family! We hope the information and tools we’ve provided will help make this year your best year yet.

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