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Treatment Cost Calculator Savings

Take Control of your Healthcare Costs with our Treatment Cost Calculator

Today’s technology means that from airline tickets to driving routes, the power to choose is at our fingertips more than ever before. With Health Alliance’s new Treatment Cost Calculator, we extend that power to making healthcare choices, too.

This innovative tool lets you explore a wide range of options and decide for yourself where to go for care.

With the Treatment Cost Calculator you can easily:

• Review a helpful estimate of costs for specific treatments (based on your plan’s coverage)
• Compare costs for in-network and out-of-network providers
• Search by medical treatment, service, or condition
• Find doctors, hospitals, and clinics in your area

It’s a new era of patient power in health care. Try the Treatment Cost Calculator today, and feel better knowing you made an informed decision that works for you.

Log in at YourHealthAlliance.org to use the tool and learn more.

Baby Feet

Before the Burp Cloths, Learn These Baby Basics

If you or someone you love has had a baby, you know the joys that come with being pregnant. Soon-to-be moms and dads might also be nervous about what their health plan covers.

Heather Miller knows. Her team in our call center gets lots of questions from soon-to-be parents.

And she just gave birth to her son Kolton.

If she didn’t know the ins and outs from working at a health plan, Heather says she would have questions, too.

“My first questions would be, ‘Are my visits covered? What about my sonograms?’” she said.

Here’s what Heather says members need to know.

Before the baby is born, we cover:

  • Doctor’s office visits
  • Lab work
  • Sonograms

After the baby is born, we cover:

  • Being in the hospital (48 hours, or 96 hours after a C-section)
  • Most lab work
  • Follow-up visits

New parents typically have 31 days to add their newborn to their plan. Once they have, the baby is covered beginning on the date of birth.

Heather says to review your policy or log in at YourHealthAlliance.org for more details. If you still have questions, call the number on the back of your ID card.

“You’ll feel a little less nervous when you know what your plan covers before you start setting up those pre-baby visits,” she said.

Pharmacy Pro Protecting You

Pharmacy Pro Helps Members Make Smart Choices

Tamara Migut has spent the last 14 years in pharmacy helping people understand their prescription drugs and how to take them safely. She now works closely with the Health Alliance drug formulary, so she’s able to explain it in simple terms.

“The formulary lists common covered generic and brand-name prescription drugs. It’s not a complete list,” she says. “It helps you and your doctor choose the best drug for your health needs, first, as well as your budget.”

Tamara spends a lot of time doing research to help members and doctors with their prescription questions. After reading health lingo all day, she likes to unwind (when time allows, she’s a mother of three!) with a science fiction book.

Maybe that’s because she’s married to a science teacher. Her husband has taught chemistry at Urbana High School for 12 years.

Tamara also helps members save money by telling them about cost-saving pharmacy programs like Rxtra.

“You can save based on where you have your prescriptions filled,” she says.

She also tells people about generic drugs, which work just as well as brand-name ones but cost a lot less.