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Congrats, You Have Insurance—Now What?

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While politicians were deep into their head-butting struggle last week, the Affordable Care Act (a/k/a Obamacare) officially went into effect. If you’re already covered under your employer, chances are your situation will remain the same. If you were uninsured before, however, you’ll have a new range of plan options to choose from.

Ideally, widely available low-cost healthcare can help us move toward becoming a culture of prevention—instead of waiting for the high-costs of critical care, more people will be able to take their health into their own hands. And many insurance plans will now fully cover preventive health services like routine checkups and well visits.

But while the ACA may put affordable coverage in your hands, there are still limits. Here are some things to keep in mind as you start down the road to managed-care wellness. Continue reading

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