AVENTURA, Fla., Nov. 17 Cinergy Health, a nationwide provider of guaranteed issue health insurance benefit programs, has created a guide for consumers concerned about the H1N1 virus, which has already killed more than 4,000 Americans.
"Swine Flu is the number one consumer health concern this year and many people don't know where to turn for help," said Daniel Touizer, CEO of Cinergy Health. "Cinergy Health created this guide so Americans know how to protect themselves against this pandemic."
Cinergy Health medical director Dr. Margaret Lewin has created her top tips for preventing and treating H1N1:
About Cinergy Health
CINERGY HEALTH, with headquarters in Florida, is a nationwide provider of innovative and affordable health insurance solutions designed to meet the changing needs of American families. Recognizing the financial challenges for people who cannot afford or qualify for costly major medical insurance plans, Cinergy Health designs and delivers lower cost alternative health plans that facilitate access to quality healthcare services and enable people to maintain better health. Cinergy Health Preferred Insurance Plans are limited medical benefit plans, which provide first dollar coverage for the predictable medical care people need most frequently. These insurance plans provide coverage starting with a member's very first doctor's visit without a deductible so that s/he doesn't put off important medical care. From doctor visits and diagnostics to maternity and surgery, Cinergy provides essential coverage that's easily within most people's budgets. Further, plan members can choose doctors and hospitals of their choice without being confined to a list.
1. Get the H1N1 vaccine and the seasonal flu vaccine as soon as it is available in your community. They are safe and can be given at the same time and are important in preventing the spread of the flu. 2. Keep your hands off your face and wash your hands frequently (with soap and water or hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent ethyl alcohol). It is especially important to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds before you eat. 3. If you begin to feel flu-like symptoms call your doctor immediately and stay home from work or school. 4. Coughing into a tissue or the crook of your arm will help prevent the spread of the flu. 5. Do not go back to school or work until you have been fever-free for at least 24 hours. You are the most contagious when you have a fever.
SOURCE Cinergy Health