New Year’s Resolution: Tobacco Cessation

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Making a New Year’s resolution can be one of the positive things about starting a new year. If you are one of the nearly 7 in 101 smokers in the United States who want to quit, make a resolution to get started in 2017. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, and quitting now can cut your risk and leave you feeling stronger and healthier. Continue reading

New Year, New YOU!

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It’s official—2015 is here. I can’t believe it myself. According to Forbes, about 40 percent of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution. If you’re like me, you feel reluctant to disclose your resolution, because you might not stick to it. The resolution may require a hard lifestyle change, but more times than not, it may come with a hefty fee. However, did you know there are three things you can do in the next 365 days that come FREE with the Compass Rose Health Plan?

Let’s chat and chew about how you can make your health plan work for you in 2015!


Resolution: Exercise More

Average Cost: $660/year

With an average price tag of $55 per month, paying for a gym membership can add up. As a Compass Rose Health Plan member, you have access to a free fitness and wellness benefit program through GlobalFit. With discounts available on gym memberships, personal trainers, diet programs, equipment, and more, you can exercise your body, not your wallet!

For additional fitness-friendly cost savings, walk to the local grocery store, or bring your dog to the park and toss a Frisbee.


Resolution: Quit Smoking

Cost: $0 – $3,000 (depends on chosen method)

For anyone who has tried quitting before, the “cold turkey” method is the cheapest, but isn’t necessarily the easiest. For products such as nicotine replacement therapies, hypnosis, or counseling, you’re looking at a price tag in the hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

If you’re serious about quitting, don’t do it alone. As a Compass Rose Health Plan member, you can utilize our free, voluntary smoking cessation benefit. You’ll have access to 24/7 online support, a personal tobacco cessation advisor, quit guide, 100% coverage for quit medications (with a prescription), and more! Don’t wait any longer to quit smoking—use your benefit today and start down the road to a healthier lifestyle tomorrow!


Resolution: Save Money

Cost: Varies

One of the biggest ways you can save money as a Compass Rose Health Plan member is to use in-network doctors and facilities. Always call the provider prior to your appointment to verify they participate in our network or try our easy-to-use online Find a Doctor tool. Another way members can save is by using the additional benefits, which are included within the health plan at no cost! Fitness and wellness, as well as Smoking Cessation are just two of the available programs—more can be found here.

Make sure you set this New Year’s resolution up for success. Break new ground this year without breaking the bank—take the time to research how your health plan can save you time and money in 2015!