November 8, 2022

Life Is Good…Keep It That Way

Never underestimate the power of preventive care.

6 in 10 adults have at least one chronic disease, and 4 in 10 have two or more. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

If you knew you could take action to avoid getting a chronic condition—heart disease, type 2 diabetes, or cancer—before it starts, would you?

Chronic conditions are medical conditions that last at least a year, require ongoing care, and may limit daily activities. Common chronic conditions include arthritis, asthma, depression, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Regular preventive care can help you avoid some chronic conditions or detect them at early stages, when treatment is most effective.

Getting preventive care is as easy as scheduling a routine annual wellness exam, where your provider will check your overall health and recommend screenings, tests and care that are appropriate for your health history, age and gender including:

All adults: Screenings for colon cancer, cholesterol, depression, obesity, and type 2 diabetes

Women: Breast and cervical cancer screenings, and bone density tests

Men: Prostate cancer screenings and imaging tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm

Children: Pediatric screenings for hearing, vision, autism, and developmental disorders

Keep current with preventive care by scheduling an annual checkup today with your Primary Care Provider (PCP). Your Health Plan covers an annual wellness exam—and all recommended preventive services—at 100%, no deductible required.

If you don’t have a PCP yet (your “go-to” provider who knows you and your health history) you can find one on; log in, then choose “Find a Doctor” to search for a provider in your network.


Although 1 in 10 U.S. adults has type 2 diabetes, you might feel like you’re all alone…but you’re not.

Your Health Plan connects you to confidential, ongoing support from people who know exactly what you’re going through. With a little help, you can feel better and reduce the long-term effects of diabetes.

Livongo Diabetes Management. Participants use a glucose meter that sends data to Livongo, and based on their results, receive support from expert coaches to improve health outcomes (all at no cost to you). Plus, free test strips are automatically delivered to your home. Get started at (registration code: BLEDSOE) or call (800) 945-4355.

Regence Care. Learn how to manage diabetes with one-on-one assistance from health care professionals who provide extra support in addition to your doctor’s treatment plan. For details, call (866) 543-5765.

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