A Gift of Health on Father’s Day

6_21_fathers_dayHappy Father’s Day, Maryland dads!

It’s time to celebrate you. Stay on a healthy path now, so you can teach your children how to reel in that monster fish while boating on the Chesapeake, watch them graduate from college, or walk your daughter down the aisle.

What’s important for dads to know this Father’s Day:

1) The Affordable Care Act allows you to get preventive care like checkups and screenings for blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes — without paying anything out-of-pocket, even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible.

2) It’s OK to ask for directions. If you have questions about whether you could still get health coverage now, or want help applying, trained staff throughout Maryland can help for free.

3) Being a dad isn’t easy. It’s important to take care of not only your physical health, but also your mental health. Health insurance plans through Maryland Health Connection cover mental health services and other essential benefits.

4) The importance of saving money isn’t just a good lesson for your kids. This year, 87 percent of Marylanders who enrolled got financial help to make insurance more affordable, or have insurance at no cost.

Whether getting covered is your gift for yourself, your kids, or your dad, take this important step and find out whether you can enroll now.

Maryland Health Connection wishes you a fantastic Father’s Day this year and many years to come!