Where should I look for personal Health Insurance?
I recently lost my job due to cutbacks, so my benefits at work have ended. I am single so it is just me, and no major health problems, but I don’t want to be without any insurance. Especially at age 47. COBRA seems awfully expensive, I was just wondering where a good place is to look for insurance until I find a new job. I am in Indiana BTW
You need a trusted adviser to help you through the process of Purchasing Health Insurance so that you understand what you are purchasing. Some may suggest going on line to get a quote but you probably already know that there is much more to health insurance than price. Some might even suggest a discount plan which is not insurance at all.
Ultimately, you are the one who determines the affordability of your Health Insurance Plan by deciding how much you will participate in sharing the cost of your health care with your insurance company.
If you choose a plan that covers everything i.e. doctors office visits, prescription drugs, preventative health benefits, maternity coverage as well as low deductibles and low copays your monthly premiums will be significant.
On the other hand if you are reasonably healthy and use the health care system infrequently you could consider a plan that covers only the major health catastrophe which will result in a relatively low monthly premium. You then can use the monthly premium savings to pay for the occasional doctor visit and still come out ahead.
You might also consider a Temporary Health Insurance policy if you anticipate getting another job with benefits.
Check with the agent that writes your home or auto insurance he/she can provide you a health insurance proposal that takes into account your budget and health situation. They can answer questions as to what is and is not covered by the policy, explain deductibles and copays and show you the hospitals and doctors that participate in the network.
Use the Internet to educate yourself but use an agent to purchase the coverage.
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