No Resolution Required: Tools for Better Health

By January 7, 2020January 14th, 2021Well-being Wellness

If you’ve already given up on your New Year’s resolutions, don’t stress about it — statistically, only eight percent of people achieve their New Year’s goals.

Despite our best intentions, changing our lives for the better isn’t easy. But, there are resources that can help you be a healthier you.

Have you considered your health plan? If you have an Independence Blue Cross plan, you can receive personal support and resources to help you stick with your healthy lifestyle changes — 365 days a year.

Start off with Guidance From a Health Coach

Just taking the first few steps toward improving our health can be daunting. To help make it easier to start, our members can call a Health Coach 24/7 at 1-800-ASK-BLUE (1-800-275-2583). These health care professionals can answer members’ health-related questions and address concerns, empowering them to make important decisions about wellness and preventive health.

Many IBX members are also covered for six free annual visits with a registered dietitian. Nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian can help you eat healthier, lose weight, and better manage chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure.

Set and Track Your Goals to Get Results

The good news is, even if your efforts to change have gotten off track, the new year is still young! It’s not too late to start now (or start again). This time next year, you’ll be glad you did.

IBX members have access to Achieve Well-being, an online tool that helps you identify your goals and create a plan to reach them.

A quick 15-minute survey will give you a private and personalized report with recommended focus areas. You can earn badges and tokens for completing activities, plus you can easily track your progress and sync with other mobile apps and health trackers you’re using.

Achieve Well-being breaks down your health journey into small, manageable steps that make it simple and fun to achieve your health goals. Get started by logging in at ibx.com.

Stay Motivated with Reimbursements and Discounts

With our Healthy LifestylesSM Solutions* reimbursements, we reward members for taking small steps every day that can lead to big changes in their health. You can earn up to:

  • $150 back on fitness center fees
  • $150 back on an approved weight loss program
  • $150 back on a program to quit tobacco use

Plus, members can also take advantage of valuable discounts on health-related products and services from leading national companies, like fitness gear and weight loss programs, to help you save money while doing something that’s good for you.

Ready to achieve a better you? Log in at ibx.com and get started today!

*These are value-added programs and services. They are not benefits under an Independence Blue Cross health plan, and are, therefore, subject to change without notice.

Information on this site is provided for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. If you have, or suspect that you have, a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider.

 

Susan Rossman

About Susan Rossman

Does writing count as exercise? Then my fingers are in great shape! As a senior copywriter at IBX, I've learned a lot about how health insurance works and how it can help me stay healthy. My goal is to share this knowledge with others in a fun and engaging way.