Prioritize Preventive Care

Last Updated December 14, 2023

Preventive care is vital to maintaining good health, managing risk factors and detecting any health problems early.  Your in-network preventive care — including annual physicals and age-appropriate health screenings — is 100% covered by your RRD medical option.

Here are some recommended preventive care services to help keep your health on track:


  • Annual flu vaccine  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s the best way to protect you and your family from the flu.
  • Body mass index (BMI) assessment  Your BMI is an estimate of your body fat based on your height and weight. It’s a quick way to learn if you are at a healthy weight.
  • Blood pressure control  Keeping your blood pressure in check is an important part of maintaining good health.
  • Cancer screenings  The earlier you can identify cancer, the more treatable it is. Talk with your doctor about what screenings (breast, cervical, prostate, etc.) are recommended for you based on your family history, genetics and other risk factors.


  • Eye exam  The American Diabetes Association recommends an annual dilated eye exam with an eye care provider to look for problems caused by diabetes — even if you don’t have any symptoms.
  • Hemoglobin A1C testing and control  This blood test measures average blood sugar over a period of time and may help detect complications of diabetes.