Currently, many wellness programs cover gym memberships, acupuncture, weight-loss clinics, weight-loss surgery, massage therapy, and smoking cessation programs. However, not many policies cover weight-loss programs like Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers, but look for that to change in the future.
Keeping your weight down, quitting smoking, staying fit and reducing stress are some of the best ways to prevent illness and prolong life. They could also reduce the amount of money you have to spend on hospitalization, drugs, and other therapies in the long run. To find out what wellness benefits you may have, contact your insurance company or your employer.
by Gregory Wright