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Health Care Plan


    Those of you who are long-time readers of this blog know that I am a nine year Leukemia Survivor. As a result, I have had to learn how to be my own best advocate when it comes to my health.  After all, you have to be an educated patient and understand your health care plan in order to navigate the medical system wisely.  Open enrollment is about the begin, and for some it already has, so now is the time to acquire all the knowledge you can about health care plans in order to make the most informed decision you can.

Health Care Plan

    Just this past month, UnitedHealthcare launched a new site that has several engagements educating people about their health care.  Learning about and purchasing a health care plan can be extremely overwhelming for many of us, but UnitedHealthcare wants to help by allowing us to take advantage of our health care by becoming empowered and learning the ins and outs of it.  You can do this by using their interactive learning modules or games at  They even offer prizes for completion!

Health Care Plan

    The engagement will last two months through November 30th and involves four stages that take around 5-10 minutes to complete.  Here is what you have to do for each stage:

  • Stage 1 – Answer a few quiz questions about health care.
  • Stage 2 – Play a matching game surrounding the three different types of health care accounts-the FSA, HSA, and HRA.
  • Stage 3 – Use slide configurator to learn more about premiums versus out-of-pocket ratios.
  • Stage 4 – Use a ranker to organize a handful of health care situations from least expensive to most expensive.

    Once you couple all the stages, you will be given the option to submit your information to be entered to win a prize in their sweepstakes.  You can complete the engagement once a day every day for the duration of the sweepstakes.  The prizes are the following:

  • Weekly winner of $100
  • Monthly winner of $500

    There is no better time than the present to educate yourself about your health care plan.  You will always be your own best advocate when it comes to your health.

Let’s Discuss:  How much do you know about your current health care plan?

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  1. This sounds like a really fun way to get people involved and educated on selecting a health plan. 🙂

  2. I’m from Canada and we moved to the states last year and American health care is insane to figure out. We’ve spent hours going over paper work, checking, double checking to make sure if something happens we’ll be okay! This program sounds like so much fun vs what we’ve been doing!!

  3. Insurance is something I have never fully understood. I am still learning as I go so this is really helpful. Thank you.

  4. Terri Steffes says

    I’m so glad that United Healthcare manages my plan. It makes everything so easy. As a 7 yr breast cancer survivor I understand what you mean.

  5. This seems like a good plan to have. It’s always a good thing to have the right coverage.

  6. Understanding healthcare is so important! I’m Canadian so luckily I don’t have to worry about most of it but my dental plan is super confusing and I’ve had to read it so many times!

  7. We review our plan every year to be sure we update with my changes and to be sure info is up-to-date.

  8. I was a biller for years and now I teach coding and billing. I am always surprised at how many people don’t know much about their coverage.

  9. This is one reason I am extremely happy we moved to Norway now I don’t have to worry about a health care plan. The stress of always making sure I had the right coverage and the right plan was overwhelming.

  10. I am so glad I don’t have to worry about a health care plan anymore since we have moved to Norway. I love being able to the doctor and not paying a dime for my kids. Picking the right health care plan can be so frustrating and difficult. When we lived in the states we had United Healthcare it was great.

  11. I live in Australia and we have Medicare here which is a great safety net but Private Health Insurance is still really important to have. For example if you hurt yourself and need surgery you can get it for free with Medicare but you have to wait a year or two! With private health care they can do it in a week or fortnight.

  12. I am a rookie when it comes to health insurance! I will definitely be needing to do some research this year!

  13. I’m in Canada so this is an non issue for me however I have quite a few friends over there in the US and I talk to them about health care all the time. This is so important and people need to be educated and aware. In Canada our healthcare is free, so there really isn’t much to worry about but it isn’t that way all over the place (I wish!) so its important to be educated.

  14. I have actually used this site and their interactive tools. I generally dont know much about what is offered, so this helps figure it out.

  15. I will have to check this out. Choosing the best insurance is a lot of paperwork to look at and guarantees a major headache. Usually it is my husband who takes care of these things and I try my best to help sorting things out. Thankfully, there is UnitedHealthcare!

  16. Reesa Lewandowski says

    I have to be honest, I am not nearly as educated on our health plan as I know I should be! I really need to spend sometime and look it through!

  17. We just made some pretty significant changes to our healthcare and I am not 100% sure we have made the right choice. Got to go back and do more research.

  18. Congratulations on your nine years! My mom is a cancer survivor and I know how important those disease free years are!! I definitely need to be better informed on my health care. I let my husband handle it all and I know that thats a terrible idea!

  19. I really don’t know a lot about my health care. Thanks for sharing a neat tool to help me learn more.

  20. I need to read up more on our plan, that is for sure. My husband usually has good grasp on what our health plan entails since it is military care.

  21. This is a great way to encourage people to take a look first about their health.

  22. Wendy Polisi says

    Honestly, I’m not educated about health plan, but this would be great for my family as well. I’m gonna tell about this to my husband.

  23. Healthcare can be so overwhelming! It has been such a stressful thing for us to figure out this year!

  24. Elizabeth O says

    How truly blessed you are as a Leukemia survivor and that you have the right health care program. As one who has lost friends/family to it, I know how important it is stay on top of our preventive care health programs. Thank you for this invaluable information.

  25. I probably do not know nearly as much as I should about it. I’m not sick that often so it tends to go on the back burner but I should definitely learn more.

  26. Health care insurance can get pretty complicated if one isn’t well versed with their plan and it’s details. I will definitely check this out.

  27. This is a really neat way to engage people about such an overwhelming topic. I’ve not had healthcare for some time now but will surely stop by the site and check it out. Maybe it’ll help change my mind 🙂

  28. That’s great that they try to make it easier! Some plans are so incredibly complicated!

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