Be Healthy Series 3


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Fun in the Sun

Summer is in full swing! It’s time to get out of the house and into the sunshine.  No matter what you’re doing –relaxing at the pool or just hanging in the backyard – it’s important to protect your skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. While UVB rays are the main cause of sunburns, overexposure to UVA rays may cause skin cancer.

Use these tips to keep your skin healthy this summer.

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Where To Go To Seek Care

Where should you go for the care you need? Different health problems require different levels of care. If you or someone you know feels sick, it is important you know where to go for appropriate care. The severity of your condition, wait times, and costs are all factors to consider. With Optima Health you have control. Get to know which health option is best for you at the appropriate time.

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Dental Health

Your oral health is just as important as your physical and mental health. According to the Mayo Clinic, just like other areas of the body, your mouth builds up bacteria. Your mouth is the entry point to your digestive and respiratory tracts and some of these bacteria can cause disease. That is why proper oral hygiene is important.

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Using Your Optima Medicare Plan OTC Benefit

All you need for your dental care is available in your Over-the-Counter Benefit Catalog – toothpaste, various types of toothbrushes, dental floss, and oral mouth rinse to name only a few selections.

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Digital Resources

Start making the most of your health plan by registering to use the Member Portal. Here you can learn about all the benefits your plan has to offer and manage your health right from your computer or smartphone.


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