1. Confirm your coverage

  • Be sure your enrollment is complete. Contact your health plan and/or state Medicaid office.
  • Pay your premium if you have one, so you can use your health coverage when you need it.

2. Know where to go for answers

  • Contact your health plan to see what services are covered, and what your costs will be.
  • Read the Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You to learn about key health insurance terms, like coinsurance, and deductible.

3. Find a provider

  • Select a health care provider in your network who will work with you to get your recommended health screenings.
  • Remember you might pay more if you see a provider who is out-of-network.

4. Make an appointment

  • Confirm if your provider accepts your coverage.
  • Talk to your provider about preventive services.
  • Ask questions about your concerns and what you can do to stay healthy.

5. Fill your prescriptions

  • Fill any prescriptions you need.
  • Some drugs cost more than others. Ask in advance how much your prescription costs and if there is a more affordable option.

Thanks Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for these helpful tips!