Using your benefits can feel tricky. You know you’ve got them, but do you know how to make sure you’re using them in the best way to take advantage of what you’ve got to boost your health and well-being?
Here’s some handy advice on the easiest ways to put your benefits to work for you, save money, and quickly access everything you need to take charge of your health.
1. Choose generic drugs when you can
Generic drugs sometimes have a reputation for not working as well as their brand name counterparts. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that’s not true:
“A generic drug is a medication created to be the same as an existing approved brand-name drug in dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration, quality, and performance characteristics. A generic medicine works in the same way and provides the same clinical benefit as its brand-name version.”
Generic drugs not only work the same, but they can cost substantially less. Ask your pharmacist or chat with a registered nurse to find out where you could save cash by switching to a generic drug prescription.
2. Get your annual check-up
Knowledge is power. From staying on top of chronic conditions to managing preventative care for things you might be at high-risk for, a yearly check-in with your family doctor or general practitioner is one of the smartest things you can do to stay healthy.
3. Manage your health with multi-taskers
Make sure you’re covered for as many different services as possible by picking healthcare providers with multiple specialties. Say you’re feeling a little drained and would love to see a naturopath but it’s not covered. Massage might be, so look for a registered massage therapist who also offers naturopathy.
Get us to do the research for you. Chat live with a care navigator and we’ll show you which providers can help you optimize your benefits based on the types of services you’re most interested in.
4. Submit all your outstanding claims
Leaving claims unsubmitted is like leaving money on the table. Sure, it takes a bit of organization and time to get them in but when you’re done the extra cash is more than worth it.
If you have benefits in your League Digital Wallet, submitting claims is faster and easier than you might think. If you’ve got any questions about pending claims, our Customer Care experts are waiting to chat one-on-one and give you the answers you need.
5. Know everything that you’re covered for
One of the most common reasons benefits don’t get used is just not knowing what you’re covered for.
With just a few taps, the League app is your home base for up-to-date and easy to understand coverage info:
- In the U.S., soon members can check out their deductible, out-of-pocket maximums, and live balances right in their Digital Wallet.
- In Canada, head to your Digital Wallet or look over your coverage summary.
Questions? We’ve got you covered. Start a chat with your Care Team to become a benefits expert. Plus it’s fast — they usually answer in fewer than 10 seconds!
6. Use everything League has to offer
League is your one-stop-shop for everything you need to maximize your benefits and learn how to live healthier and happier. A free benefit offered by your employer, it’s like your own personal health coach. The League app is your daily home base to access everything you need to easily take charge of your health and well-being.
- Chat one-on-one with a registered nurse right in the League app for free.
Forget about walking to a clinic or long ER wait times. No-cost, virtual chat with a registered nurse means you get quick, customized advice on any health-related topic, including symptoms, treatment options, and more. All without leaving your home.
- Get rewarded with a step-by-step Health Program.
Pick from our full line-up of more than 40 programs designed to help you reach any health goal. Get daily, step-by-step guidance to reduce anxiety, sleep better, save money, eat healthier, start exercising, and a whole lot more.
Every Health Program you finish earns you League rewards points. Use them to shop curated lifestyle products and more in Marketplace. We handpick everything you see to make sure each product and service will have a bigtime impact on your health.
- Get support in seconds.
No bots here. Running into a problem? Chat with your Customer Care Team for instant answers to questions about benefits, dependents, your account, and anything else you want to know.