Make the most of a health plan before year-end

Author Rebecca Madsen. Courtesy photo
The holiday season is at hand, and many residents in California are already making year-end plans to travel and celebrate with friends and family. Yet there is one year-end plan that people often overlook: taking steps to make the most of their health benefits. Doing so could help improve their health and save them money. Here are five health tips to consider before the end of the year: Get ahead of health issues. People with employer-sponsored, individual, Medicare and Medicaid plans have access to many preventive services that can help detect diseases and encourage well-being. Take advantage of the various health screenings – such as blood pressure, cholesterol and depression – and timely vaccines, such as the flu shot, that are available through the health plan before ye
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