It doesn’t take much time to understand the basics of health insurance. Designed to protect you against the high costs of health care, health insurance is similar to other types of insurance. People buy coverage for costly care by paying a monthly premium they can afford. Pooled together, everyone’s premiums help to pay for the care needed by some. When you or a family member need care – whether basic or for a serious injury or illness, you can protect your financial future thanks to your health care coverage.
The articles here can help you know what you need to get the most from your health plan.
A health insurance plan is more than its monthly premium. You’ll find differences among plans in how much you pay out-of-pocket for health care services, which doctors and hospitals are included in the plan, what level of customer service the plan provides, and more. Be sure to consider all of your options.
Here you’ll find articles to help you weigh your options and make an informed decision.
These days, everyone’s looking for ways to save wherever they can. There are ways to save on your health care too, and we don’t mean by not getting the care you need. Investing a few moments in understanding your health care options can help you keep your family healthier without breaking the bank.
Here you’ll learn about the options you may have, and when to use them to keep costs down. You can also find out about online resources you can use to make informed decisions.
Here you’ll find health and wellness articles to help you live life well and be smart about your health and health care choices.
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Are you thinking about switching to a health plan with a health savings account (HSA)? This can be a good way to help your family save on health care. A health savings account is money you set aside in a tax-deductible account to help you pay for health care services. It works with a high-deductible plan. It can even help you save for retirement.
These articles can help you learn more about HSAs and whether they might be right for you. You can also watch a video about consumer-directed health plans and HSAs.