Being a Wise Healthcare Consumer
Your Healthcare Benefits
A Course for Eligible Active Employees and Eligible Seminarians
About This Course
Members of The Episcopal Church Medical Trust (Medical Trust) health plans have access to a variety of benefits covering medical and other healthcare needs. Whether you’re new to The Episcopal Church or a long-time employee, becoming familiar with your benefits can support your health. When you know your benefits, you are more likely to use what’s available. Throughout this course, you will find useful information about the Medical Trust and your healthcare coverage, plus definitions of insurance terminology, ways to support ongoing wellness, and more.
Approximately 30 minutes
- Krishna Dholakia, Director, Health & Wellness Education, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Health Coach, and Yoga Instructor
We often don’t think of ourselves as healthcare consumers. Yet, with the changing healthcare landscape, it’s wise to adopt a consumer attitude by staying aware of the price, quality, and availability of healthcare products and services.
As the healthcare industry shifts its focus to lifestyle choices and preventive care, more benefits are offered to improve your health and well-being. Take advantage of all your plan has to offer and stay informed with the medical, dental, vision, hearing, and psychological health coverage benefits.
For complete information on the healthcare benefits offered through the Medical Trust, see Medical Benefits.
Contact the Medical Trust's providers for help or information.
Tips & Resources - Healthcare Benefits
When researching health information, proceed with a healthy dose of consumer savvy. Dig deep and ask questions such as:
- Who did the research?
- Can it be validated on another reputable website?
- How new is the information?
- Is your healthcare provider aware of the study?