Find Affordable Health InsuranceÂ for Individuals, Families and Businesses
Compare Medical Insurance Quotes and Find the Right Plan
Finding affordable health insurance may seem like a daunting task. With the Affordable Healthcare Act and new regulations taking effect, people are more confused than ever. How do you sort through plans, deductibles, and networks, and choose a policy that makes sense for you, your family or your employees?
OurÂ independent insurance agents who specialize in health insurance can be an excellent resource when you want to evaluate health plans. You may discover that you can find a lower cost option through an independent agent than you can through your employer. This is because these agents can compare plans from multiple carriers to find the best fit and rates. ContactÂ usÂ for assistance and get all your questions answered right away.
How to Buy Health Insurance for Individuals and Families
If you are self-employed or you are not obtaining healthcare coverage through your employer, you need at least a basic health insurance plan to ensure that you are prepared for an unforeseen health condition or injury.
A full-coverage health insurance plan may be more suitable for your needs if you have dependents, you are getting ready to start a family, or you have a family history of certain health risks, such as heart disease. You should ensure that your healthcare plan helps you to pay for the broader set of services you need.
Use the handy checklist below to help you decide what kind of coverage may be right for you.
Healthcare Costs, Co-pays and Coinsurance
Your healthcare costs are an important factor to consider when you want to buy health insurance, and you have a number of options for managing those costs. You can choose to pay a higher deductible to lower your regular premiums, which means you need to pay that deductible amount for doctorâ€™s visits and medical bills before your health insurance kicks in. Alternatively you can pay a higher premium in order to avoid a high out-of-pocket cost in the event of a serious illness.
Co-pays and coinsurance are two methods health insurance companies use to share the cost of healthcare. Co-pays are a small amount you pay for every doctorâ€™s visit, whereas coinsurance is an amount you pay in the event you need additional care. Be sure to fully understand any coinsurance payments your health insurance plan requires. In the event of a serious illness or injury, these costs can become very high.
OurÂ independent agents in the Trusted Choice network can help you compare medical insurance quotes and find the right healthcare plan to match your current and anticipated needs.
Health Insurance Coverage Plans
There are a number of different types of health insurance plans for individuals and families. The following table provides a brief overview of the most common health insurance plans.
OurÂ independent agents in the Trusted Choice network specializing in healthcare insurance can answer all of your questions. You can also learn more from the following Healthcare and Health Insurance Frequently Asked Questions:
- Q: Is it possible to buy good yet cheap health insurance?
- A: Low-cost health insurance plans are often sold by telemarketers and companies that sell volume, not quality. Unfortunately, what this means for many people is that they do not have the coverage they need in the event of a serious illness, hospitalization, or a condition requiring surgery and expensive medications. Talk to a qualified agent about ways to cut expenses without sacrificing needed care or putting your family at risk of a large burden of debt.
- Q: How does the Affordable Health Care Act affect health insurance?
- A: The Affordable Health Care Act is an extensive overhaul of the healthcare system designed to ensure that everyoneâ€™s basic needs are met and those with pre-existing conditions can get the care they need. To fully understand what this legislation means to you, talk to one of ourÂ qualified agents and get your questions answered.
- Q: Does health insurance cover long-term care?
- A: Health insurance plans typically cover your regular health care and major medical care, such as hospital stays and surgeries, with costs and limitations varying considerably from one plan to another. Long-term care insurance is a supplemental insurance policy that helps individuals get the care they need in the event of a chronic condition, such as an injury requiring rehabilitation in a care facility, or the onset of Alzheimerâ€™s Disease.
- Q: Does Medicare include long term care?
- A: Medicare is a government health insurance program designed to help those over 65, and those with certain severe illnesses such as Lou Gehrigâ€™s Disease. It helps to cover the costs of hospital stays, doctorâ€™s visits, and prescription drugs. Long-term care insurance is a supplemental insurance plan that helps to cover the costs associated with care for individuals with chronic conditions and disabilities.
- Q: Can I get a free health insurance quote?
- A: Yes. OurÂ agents in the Trusted Choice network offer free insurance quotes and can help you assess your needs as well. OurÂ independent agents work with multiple health insurance companies, which means they can compare a range of policies and options for you, and help you evaluate the right coverage for your needs.