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5 Things Every Health Insurance Policy Holder Needs to Do Now

Paying your health insurance premium each month may be enough to keep your policy in-force, but there are other steps you should take in order to keep the policy affordable year after year and to make sure you use it to its fullest.

  1. Read your policy: Does your policy provide coverage for acupuncture or other alternative treatments? Does it provide full benefits when you see the doctors you already have a relationship with? Does it have any discount vision or dental benefits included? You will never fully utilize all your policy’s benefits unless you take the time to actually understand them. Also, to avoid activities that would NOT be covered, you also need to read your policy.
  2. Get your checkups: Much like a car, your body needs regular check-ups to catch potential illnesses before they spread or become untreatable. By getting regular check-ups you ensure that you can get treatment for problems before they hit the large scale, and before they become pre-existing conditions that result in additional premiums.
  3. Save for your deductible: If your plan has a deductible or coinsurance amount, then these are amounts that you will need to pay out of pocket each year that you spend a certain amount on your health insurance expenses. Deductibles need to be met before your insurance company will pay anything toward a claim, and coinsurance amounts are the portion of the medical expenses you must pay alongside what your insurance company pays.

Remember, you are paying for the policy so you should use it and plan around it as you would any other financial asset.

March 7, 2011

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One Response to “5 Things Every Health Insurance Policy Holder Needs to Do Now”

  1. That is correct every health insurance policy holder should read the policy correctly and get your check ups as well and make sure that your coverage covers it.

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