Category: Health Insurance

  • Health Insurance Basics

    Health Insurance Basics

    Does a Health Plan Typically Pay for Services from Any Doctor? Not always. Some types of plans encourage or require consumers to get care from a specific set of doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, and other medical service providers who have entered into contracts with the plan to provide items and services at a negotiated rate. The…

  • Health Insurance Basics: Part 3

    Health Insurance Basics: Part 3

    Insurance Costs Consumers typically pay the following types of costs when they have insurance. Premium: The premium is an amount of money a consumer pays for a health insurance plan. The consumer and/or their employer usually make this payment bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly. The premium must be paid regardless of how many services, if…

  • Health Insurance Basics: Part 1

    Health Insurance Basics: Part 1

    What is Health Insurance and Why is it Important? Health insurance is a legal entitlement to payment or reimbursement for your health care costs, generally under a contract with a health insurance company. Health insurance provides important financial protection in case you have an accident or sickness. For example, health insurance may help to pay…

  • Benefits 101: Premiums, Deductibles, Copays, and Out-of-Pocket Maximums

    Benefits 101: Premiums, Deductibles, Copays, and Out-of-Pocket Maximums

    Not understanding benefits terminology is near the top of the list of ways that open enrollment and benefits selection can stress you out.  Open enrollment is coming quickly and soon you will be talking about benefit options. The world of benefits and insurance can be confusing. In-network, out-of-network, deductibles, co-pays and co-insurance? What? Let us…