According to a press release from July 15 on 1888pressrelease.com entitled “Health Insurance Quotes Go Down When You Shape Up”, as unemployment increases so does the number of uninsured since many people turn to employer-based health insurance plans. Health insurance costs are often unaffordable for the unemployed, but there are ways to keep costs down.
An article on Insuranceagents.com states that simply making some lifestyle changes can affect your health insurance quotes. Policyholders are recommended to get plenty of sleep, eat a well-balanced diet, take vitamins, cut smoking, monitor weight and exercise regularly. Overweight people spend much more on health insurance because they are filing more claims and often times have pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or heart disease. Obesity is also the second leading cause of death in America, estimated to cause around 300,000 deaths per year according to the Surgeon General.
Staying healthy can save you money in the long run on health insurance as well as help you live a longer, higher quality life so it really is a win-win situation to get fit.