Healthy is an outfit that looks different on everybody. But – its an outfit that we should never overlook. Love yourself (and your style) enough to be mindful about your health. We all know that a glowing complexion can (partially) come from a jar – but mostly it comes from drinking lots of water. Staying hydrated.
Know what else is a little health secret to help you look really gorgeous? Knowing your healthcare plan. Really. Let’s be honest – do you even have a clue what yours offers? If you answered no, then my guess is that you are spending WAY too much on medical (and not enough on shoes) because you never reviewed your plan.
GIVEAWAY! Plus… 5 easy ways to save money, WIN money & get healthier!
- Get a Health Savings Account. Did you know that you can put money aside (tax-free! What?) that will cover your health expenses. Until I learned this little gem I was spending WAAAAY more for doctors visits and appointments. Now I can spend what I save on new shoes.
- Pass the Buck! Did you know that most health plans pay for preventive care without passing on the costs to you? Again, more money you’re saving for shoes. ….. and United Health Care DARES you to do steps #3, #4 and #5 (for a chance to win the $ BIG BUCKS $)
- Take a quiz on how to save on health care services HERE
- Play a concentration game by matching cost terms with their definitions HERE
- Watch a quick video on how to avoid cost surprises and answer a poll question HERE
Completing each dare (steps #3, 4 and 5 above) enters you for a chance to win a $400 Visa gift card. Want to win sooner? You might win a $25 gift card that is given away each week.
It’s never too early or too late to take care of yourself. Put down that donut (wah). A healthy (and fashionable) outside starts from the inside.
Endorphins will be pumping as you discover your healthcare benefits … so might as well keep on that happy ride with a workout. Um…you’ll need new workout clothes, right?
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Create healthy habits. Love yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle by being smart about your healthcare plan. Know and use your healthcare plan because, “OMG you look amazing” never, ever gets old!
*Loved partnering with United Health Care for this post! xx
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
I need to start taking better care of myself. I workout a lot, but I need to make better eating choices.
Terri Steffes says
I learned something new again about the PPO. Always learned and renewing. We continue to learn things that help us make good decisions for my family. Thank you!
I loveeee the links that you added at the bottom. I want that bando yoga mat I think it’s so cute! I really like your post because I recently just changed my health care & my workout system and I think that I followed a lot of the steps that you had posted about! Great post xx felinebykatsaris.com
Ana De- Jesus says
I love how bright and colourful the leggings are and what a great message. I need to start being more healthy and looking after myself more!
My health is really important to me, so I workout every single day and try to eat as healthy as possible. This post has a great message and I love all the shopping finds 🙂
Amber NElson says
I need to be better at taking care of myself. It’s all about self love and respect.
I am really grateful that we have good healthcare now. We used to have TERRIBLE healthcare and it cost us so much money.
Angela Bethea says
I use to handle HSA back in the day when I was working in a bank. It was a delight to inform customers what Health Savings Account can do for them. I know for a fact I need to follow my own financial advice from back in the day to get me started in the right path of savings.
jill conyers says
I love workout clothes anytime. Healthcare seems to be in a constant state of change and it’s so important to stay on top of it and educate yourself.
Healthy is definitely an outfit that looks good on everybody!
Thank you for sharing this very useful information on health, I found out a lot of new things for myself. I also loved the quiz.
This is some really great information about health that is very useful for me! Thank you
That yoga mat looks amazing! Will definitely have to look into it!
Wow. You brought up some really good points. I really never thought about how expensive healthcare could be. It cost us thousands just to have a baby — can you imagine how much it would be if one of us got sick?
I’m going to take your advice on starting a savings account just for healthcare purposes. You just never know when you — or someone you know — might need the help.
Amanda Love says
I really think that if you’re going to start a healthy lifestyle that a few changes are always in the works. My hardest thing would probably getting rid of my cookies.
I have to say I am impressed with the amount of healthy incentives insurance companies are offering these days. I wish those same incentives existed for lower income families too.
Rose Sahetapy says
I love this post! Love how you bring your readers to see how important it is our health and start with our own lifestyle. The problem is, sometimes I can’t get rid of sweets cookies and other treats.
Mayra Murillo says
I totally missed the boat on getting an FSA card. I had a bad experience with them one time prior where they cancelled my card and failed to notify me or resend me a card immediately. It has been years and I haven’t had one since then. Now that I have kids though I am thinking I will be giving this a chance again.
I love that health plans pay for preventative care. It’s better for everyone, and often ends up costing way less in the long run!
LizZ H. says
I am so glad I am Canadian! We don’t really have to worry to terribly much about healthcare.
I think an HSA Is a great idea. My rooommate has that and shared how helpful it was for him and so I’m planning to start one too. Also, I love everything you included from the Ban.Do shop! Super cute workout clothes are such a motivator.
Hannah | Eat, Drink, and Save Money says
I did well on the quiz! Yay!
I’m a big fan of preventative care. I make sure to take advantage of all the “free” appointments I can get! Nothing makes me more mad than paying for the doctor.
My downfall is always tortilla chips. I can’t put them down. I like that you’ve given an overview of options – HSAs are such a great way to save money on health care!
Elle Spann says
I try to limit my junk food and workout, otherwise I feel horrible. Healthy options are awesome!
Southern Elle Style
Awesome information here! I used to have a health savings account, but then after I stopped working and now am on my husband’s insurance, I’m not sure we qualify. I am going to have to look into that though, I forgot about it!
Well said! Healthy is a look that does well on everyone, amen! I LOVE that amazing yoga mat! It’s going into my cart as we speak! XO
Anna || A Lily Love Affair
Shane Prather says
Love this! Just started a 30 day yoga challenge and feel amazing!
I don’t ever work out, ( I would love to though) but I just can’t get myself in the routine of things. One thing I could change with my eating habits is chocolate. Chocolate is my guilty pleasure and I am always eating it.
Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com
This is a big focus with me latley! I’m usually super fit and healthy when it comes to my eating and the past month… Omg! Totally slacked. So this week I hit back on my health grind!
Thank you! We have the same sort of plan where we can have a health savings account through our insurance. Another way to save!
You’ve coevered 3 of my favorite topics. Wellness, saving money and cool fashion! There’s nothing like a cool pair of yoga pants to get you gym motivated!
You’ve covered 3 of my favorite topics. Wellness, saving money and cool fashion! There’s nothing like a cool pair of yoga pants to get you gym motivated!
Ugh – I need to work on #1! Great post!
This is such a great post! I actually just got an Apple Watch to help me track my fitness better. So far, so good! <3
Amanda | http://www.TheChambrayBunny.com
Simply Sabrina says
I literally learned so much about my healthcare this year! I opened an HSA and it’s been so beneficial!
x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina
Hannah Adkins says
These are definitely great ways, and I’ve learned so much about healthcare. I definitely recommend the health savings plan as well. It can be so great in the long run!
I’ve had some major health issues. So I need to figure out how to save money for future health problems.
I like to think I take pretty good care of myself but there are definitely things I could improve on! Thanks for trying to help kick my butt Karen! ha
Taylor | http://www.styleiseverythingblog.com
Healthcare can be so confusing sometimes. I have found that they make it very difficult to find affordable health care for someone who does not go to the doctor often unfortunatley. They claim it’s affordable, but in reality, I can’t afford $300 s month to only go to the doctors once or twice a year.