Thanks to my friends at United Healthcare for hosting the We Dare you to Share campaign and for facilitating today’s discussion. As always, the opinions are my own.
How much do you know about your health insurance? If you’re like most people, not much. You probably use it once a year for a well-woman visit and a mammogram and when your kids are sick. But what would happen if you had someone in your family get sick and you needed to know what was covered and how to navigate your benefits. Could you do it? I can tell you from being in the insurance business for years (I’m not any more), that most people can’t.
That’s why United Healthcare created the We Dare you to Share Campaign.
I know a lot about our health insurance; not because I want to, because I have to. We have a chronically ill teenager. So, each year when enrollment time comes around, we have to look at plans carefully to make sure that they meet our needs. First, we have to check and see that all of our daughter’s doctors and our local children’s hospital are in-network (Super important. Last year we took an ambulance ride that wasn’t covered). Then, we have to make sure they’ll pay for all of Rosie’s medications. Finally, we have to look at the deductible and out-of-pocket maximums for all of us to make a decision. Did I lose you?
If you’re like most people, you may have no idea what I just said. That’s why United Healthcare created the We Dare you to Share campaign to make sure that people take control of their health. This month’s dares focus on taking control of your health care. There are three dares in February: Test your Smarts asks questions about health benefits, See and Sound Off asks your opinions after you watch a health video and Concentration is a health terminology matching game. Play all three to test your knowledge, learn a little more and win prizes.
Yes, there are prizes for playing along and you don’t have to be a United Healthcare customer. Each week there’s a $25 pre-paid card winner per dare and at the end of the month three lucky (and probably well-educated) winners win $400 pre-paid gift cards. Just for taking a small step to a healthier life.
Here’s the deal. You don’t want to learn all about health insurance when you need to, you want to learn about it now before you do, right? And, you like to win prizes. So, what are you waiting for? Head on over the We Dare you to Share site and start playing!