Choosing Wisely: Resources from Consumer Reports

Choosing wisely is important, especially when it comes to your health care. You have a choice in the quality of health care you receive. Whether you’re selecting a doctor or deciding on treatment options, the choice is yours.

The more educated you are, the more prepared you will be to ask questions of your physician, understand recommendations, and weigh the pros and cons of treatment options—all of which add up to living healthier and getting better care.

That’s why Consumer Reports and dozens of trusted medical organizations created a go-to resource for information on how to make smarter health care decisions. With Choosing Wisely, you now have access to articles and tip sheets to help you talk with your doctor so you can get the right care at the right time. Our goal? To provide you and your family with the tools and resources to become more educated consumers and get the most out of your health care benefits

Use the resources below to make smarter and better informed health care decisions throughout the year.

Health Advocate

Through the Health Advocacy Program you’ll be assigned a Personal Health Advocate (PHA), who can help you find qualified health care providers. Call the toll-free number 1-866-695-8622 Monday–Friday, 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT for confidential assistance, or visit the Health Advocate website. You can also download the free Health Advocate Smart Help app, or email your questions to answers@healthadvocate.com.

Articles

Choosing Wisely: new resources and new information for your health [PDF]
Introduces employees to the benefits of the Choosing Wisely and Consumer Reports resources.

Getting the most out of your preventive care [PDF]
This article lists preventive practices to build healthy habits.

Tip Sheets

What you need to know about doctor-patient relationships [PDF]
Tips on communicating with your doctor [PDF]
What may surprise you about preventive care [PDF]
Living life to the fullest: building healthy habits [PDF]
Reducing drug costs [PDF]
Asking questions about medical tests [PDF]
Asking questions about imaging tests [PDF]