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4 things you can do now to feel confident in your coverage

It'll take just 20 minutes

Looking to save money on health care? It’s not exactly a picnic to choose a new health plan or review the one you have, particularly when you’re short on time. But, making sure you have the right health plan for your needs will save you money in the long run. So, take 20 minutes (or less) to understand your costs and plan for the future.

  1. Make sure your doctor is in the provider network (5 minutes)

    Choosing a health insurance plan that your doctor accepts is a must. Most health insurers put this information online, but you can call your doctor’s office and ask, if you'd like. For Wellmark members, you can find the name of your network in the upper right-hand corner of your Wellmark ID card.

    If you need to search for a new doctor, log in to myWellmark Opens New Window® to find a list of in-network providers, along with ratings and reviews from other patients. Just select Find a Doctor under the Search for  Provider section on the home page.

    If the doctor you choose is not in your provider network, you will have to pay more for out-of-network care.

  2. Determine how much you are currently spending on health care (5 minutes)

    When planning for future health care needs or a better understanding of your current plan, it’s helpful to check in on your current health care spending. With myWellmark, you can easily find what you've spent on both medical and pharmacy claims. All you have to do is:

    • Log in to myWellmark Opens New Window.
    • Click on the Claims & Spending tab.
    • Find the Year-To-Date Spend report.
    • Choose to view or download a PDF to show your claims spending for the calendar year.

    Insider tip!

    Always review the amount you owed for each service. This amount includes what you paid toward your out-of-pocket maximums, copayments and/or coinsurance. It also includes what you paid toward your deductible, if you have one.

  3. Consider future spending (5 minutes)

    Whether you're choosing a new health plan for next year or just doing some planning, you’ll want to factor in the cost of future health care expenses you know about. For example, if you know your child needs to have his or her tonsils out within the next year, you can find an estimate for how much it will cost you for that procedure by using myWellmark.

    All you have to do is log in to myWellmark Opens New Window and select Find a Doctor under the Search for a Provider section on the home page to begin managing your current and future health care costs.

  4. Plan for the cost of prescription drugs (5 minutes)

    Prescription drug prices are on the rise, so it’s more important than ever to know how much you’re spending on them. Check to see if your prescriptions are covered, and find out how much each will cost:

    • Log in to myWellmark Opens New Window.
    • Click on the Prescription Drugs tab and then select Check Drug Cost and Coverage.
    • Type in a drug name and choose a pharmacy to see your out-of-pocket cost based on your benefits.

Haven’t registered for myWellmark? Now's the time to have your health insurance at your fingertips. A fresh, redesigned, secure myWellmark is coming early 2019. We make it easier for you to keep tabs on your health care spending. Think of it as a one-stop-source for all of your personal health care information, where you'll find easy-to-use tools, resources and insights to help you manage costs and live a healthier life.

Grab your Wellmark ID card and register today. It’s worth it, and it only takes a few minutes.