*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of United Healthcare. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.
It’s June. That means we’re almost halfway through the year. 2016 is flying by. Where does the time go? Baby Awesome aka Awesome Toddler is 17 months now and her world is expanding every day. It’s been incredible to watch our baby grow into a sweet little girl and see her climbing up and down slides at the playground (she’s fearless) and learning how to run. Yes, run. She chases Kona around the house and giggles like crazy while doing it. Here’s a video of her from my Snapchat the other day:
When I was pregnant with Baby Awesome my husband and I changed health care plans. One of the big factors in our decision making process was whether our current doctors, including my primary care physician, were considered to be in network or out of network with our new insurance provider. If they were out of network, then it was a deal breaker for us.
Sometimes when you choose a new health care plan you need to pick a primary care physician from a list of in network doctors. If you have a doctor you trust and want to continue using, then you are going to want to make sure they are in network with whatever plan you choose. There are tools available to allow you to look up this information like the Health4Me® app by United Healthcare or the United Healthcare’s Find A Physician tool.
It’s always important to make sure you understand your health care plan requirements before signing up for a plan. Otherwise you could end up in a situation where your doctors are out of network and that wouldn’t be good!
We Dare You To…
Now, remember all the information I just mentioned above when we talk about the dares for this month. If you’re unfamiliar with “We Dare You To Share,” it’s a community created by United Healthcare that provides healthy living information on things like nutrition exercise, health screenings and more. Every month they do several “dares” to encourage you to live a healthy and active lifestyle. This month there are three dares that focus on health care requirements, questions to ask your doctor, and tips for summer health and outdoor activities. This month’s Dares are:
- Take A Quiz – Test your knowledge about using medical benefits for a chance to win.
- Watch A Video- Share your opinion about searching for a physician for a chance to win.
- Match the Terms- The concentration game is back this month! Match up the where to go for health care terms with their definition for a chance to win.
The Giveaway – Win a $100 Gift Card to Amazon
And now it’s time for my favorite part of the June 2016 Dares – The Fit & Awesome Giveaway!
Every month there is a prize on the We Dare You site. This month they are giving away a $400 pre-paid gift card. In addition to this prize, you have the opportunity to win an additional prize by entering through Fit & Awesome. This month we are giving away another $100 gift card to Amazon because everyone says they love this prize so much. We’re also shaking it up a bit on the entries. In addition to completing the dares, you can earn additional entries by visiting the posts of some of my fellow blogging buddies. Yes, that means you can enter there too. So basically instead of having one chance to win you now have five. And you get to check out some great bloggers, too. Winning!
1) Go to http://www.wedareyoutoshare.com/
2) Take any of the three June Dares (Quiz, Watch Video and the Concentration Game). Use the promo code “FITANDAWESOME” when entering. If you complete all three dares you will receive three entries.
3) Earn additional entries by visiting the posts from the four bloggers listed below:
- Chelsea from Someday I’ll Learn
- Tom from Tom’s Take on Things
- Elia from Conservamom
- Julie from Happy Strong Home
**Note: you must enter this promo code to be eligible to win the $100 Gift Card to Amazon so don’t forget!**
Julie Wood says
What I love about June is the warmer weather and the lakes opening up and getting to do fun things outdoors!
What I Love about May is one its by birthday month, two I get to celebrate mothers day with my daughters and 9 grandchildren, and also because I find this month to be sort of like a renewel month for me, like a new beginning in my life..
I love the balmy breeze and all the leaves and flowers coming out.
What I loved about May was the fact that we had the family together as our teen graduated from highschool!
Colleen Boudreau (Collifornia) says
I love the warm weather and the flowers blooming.
I like May because of the lovely weather and all the blooming flowers and longer days.
Thanks for the contest.
slehan at juno dot com
OK, this one is driving me batty. I entered the 3 dares at Tom’s site. Fine. Then I went to the other contests and they ALL want me to put their name in the promo code for this game.
What’s a girl to do???? Can only enter the dares once a day.
Thanks for the contest.
Sounds like you have a week’s worth of dares to do 🙂 You’re welcome.
Pamela Gurganus says
My healthcare plan does not require me to have a primary care physician, but I have been seeing the same doctor for 5 years now and just love her and her staff. I really appreciate having a rapport with all of them as it makes seeing the doctor so much easier.
Laura G says
Lindsay makes me feel comfortable no matter what I have to go in for. She is warm, knowledgeable and caring.
Betsy Barnes says
Yes, we do have a primary care doctor, we have been going to him for years. It’s really nice when you have a doctor that knows you and your family. 🙂
I just moved and have not had the chance to get a primary care doctor yet.
steve weber says
Right now I don’t have a primary care doctor.. still looking.
Finding a Primary Care Physician that you can trust is very difficult. I like my current one but he is so difficult to get in for a visit. He has Nurse Practitioners in his office that take about a week to see and it takes about a month to see him for an ailment. Other than that, I think he is great. One of his specialties is sports medicine, that is what attracted me to his practice.
We actually don’t have a primary care physician. We moved a little over a year ago and haven’t found one quite yet. Terrible, I know! 🙂
Michelle Castagne says
No I don not have a primary care physician.
Lisa Brown says
Yes, I have a primary doctor, she is friendly, compassionate, understanding and has a fantastic sense of humor.
ellen beck says
I have a brand new PCP and I am conflicted about her. I was so used to my old one who retired.
Jen Haile says
I used to have a very nice primary doctor, now they make me see a physicians assistant who is also very nice.
Kevin O says
I had a PCP that I’d had for 13 years. Absolutely changed my life. Loved this guy, referred anyone who was looking to him. They all loved him too. Unfortunately I just lost him a few months ago. He took off to one of those consierge practices. Came as a huge blow to me, so now I’m stuck with one of the other doctors in the practice who I’ll actually meet next week.
Amber Ludwig says
I do!! I have been seeing him since I turned 18 and he is by far my favorite!! I even made my hubby switch lol!!
Yes, I have a good primary care doctor and an excellent rheumatologist.
Thanks for the contest.
slehan at juno dot com
Linda Szymoniak says
The primary care physician for my girls and me is Dr. Udani. He’s got the best bed-side manner, and I really love going to see him.
I really like my PCP. She really listens to my concerns and always has creative ideas to try.
I am so happy with my primary care physician. She takes her time and is very thorough.
Dandi D says
We moved to our current town about two years ago and we are still searching for a good doctor.
Sarah Phillips says
I have a primary care physician, but she lives a ways away from me and she dropped the ball a few times when I had some health issues the last year or so. She wasn’t convinced that I had an issue with my gallbladder until I went on my own to a specialist who found that it was only functioning at 4%. I need a new Primary Care Physician but it can be so hard finding one!
Echota Keller says
My PCP is a naturopath, and I love her. She takes extra time with me, she really listens, and she tries to get to the heart of what is going on for me, not just treat the symptoms.
Emily Endrizzi says
I do have a primary care physician, but I do not really like him. He seems kind of weird.
sheila ressel says
I do not have a primary care physician.
Rebecca b says
I love my PCP, however he is retiring after 30 years in practice!
Rachel Beltz says
We love our PCP- I’ve been with mine since I was little!
Francine Anchondo says
I dont have one .
I had a primary care physician that I really liked but he left the group and was not longer in my network.
Yes, I love my primary dr because she tells me like it is.