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Date:9/3/2009

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Although school has just begun, it is already exam time for students throughout Wisconsin. That's because in addition to notebook paper and pens, back-to-school preparations should also include routine health exams to make sure students are healthy and ready to learn. These include: a doctor's exam to confirm that all immunizations are up-to-date, a dental exam and a vision exam.

"At Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, we're committed to improving health throughout our community and want parents to know the significant role health can play in their student's ability to learn," said Dr. Michael Jaeger, managing medical director for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin (Anthem). "Making sure your children and teenagers have the recommended immunizations they need, along with an eye exam and dental cleaning before or at the start of the school year is essential to getting them off to a good start."

Many insurance policies cover routine exams, but this can vary based on the policy or type of insurance you have. Anthem provides coverage for most vaccines and exams, and Anthem policyholders should confirm their specific benefits by calling the toll-free number listed on their insurance card. If you are unsure of whether or not doctor, dental or vision screenings are covered by your health insurance, contact your insurer to find out before going to the doctor.

Persons interested in purchasing insurance coverage for themselves or their family can contact Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield at 1-800-742-8199 or online at www.anthem.com.

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Vaccinations

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are many recommended vaccines for children and teens
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