This post was sponsored by Anthem as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

I can't believe the countdown to Christmas has begun and it's only a few weeks away! Every year as we wrap up the holidays and start to settle down after the chaos and craziness of it all, I start to think about the year ahead. My New Year's resolutions have evolved over the years since I have more to worry over now than before, when my greatest worry was typically how I planned to lose a few extra pounds.

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That's what happens when you become a mom. You stop caring so much about yourself and instead spend every waking second concerned about your little one. Now that my son is out of the newborn stage and we've made it through the toddler phase my worries have eased a bit. But his health is still the most important thing to me, above all else. I guess growing up and becoming more responsible will do that to you, change your perspective on what really matters.

My little guy is completely fearless, so I know we are bound to have our fair share of bumps and bruises. Add to that the colds and other calamities that come with childhood, doctors visits are expensive and inevitable. Check-ups and wellness visits are important too, so we need great insurance that covers all the expected and unexpected health concerns.

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And not just his health, I'm also very aware that it's just as important for my husband and I to take care of ourselves so that we can be there for him. I want to be a strong and healthy mom so I can watch my son grow up and enjoy all the little moments with him. We want to be active, adventurous parents who travel and enjoy all the experiences we can.

Health insurance is essential to taking care of yourself and your family. It's so important to protect your health and your financial future; you simply can't afford to risk not having good health insurance coverage. But navigating the healthcare system can be confusing, right? A lot has changed and it's hard to be sure you're making the best choice to fit your needs.

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The good news is that there are resources available to help you better understand your options. Health insurers such as Anthem and Application Assistors, Navigators and brokers in your local communities are available to help you navigate your options during open enrollment season and find a plan that is a good fit for you. Find out more by visiting navigatingopenenrollment.com or HealthCare.gov.

Now is the time to do a little research and think about choosing the right health  insurance plan. Open enrollment season is upon us, and I'm planning ahead and making health insurance our main priority for 2017. Start the New Year off right and be ready to pick your new health insurance plan.

Health Insurance for Families Make it a New Years Resolution via Misty Nelson momblogger @frostedevents and Anthem Health

Helpful resources:

Anthem Open Enrollment Website: www.navigatingopenenrollment.com

Healthcare.gov Website: www.healthcare.gov

Open Enrollment Infographic: http://bit.ly/2fD4koj