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Health Insurance Terms

Understanding Health Insurance Terms

Coinsurance:

Coinsurance is your share of the costs of a covered healthcare service calculated as a percent (for example, 20 percent) of the allowed amount for the service. You pay coinsurance plus any deductibles you still owe for a covered health service.

Premium:

A premium is the amount of money charged by an insurance company for coverage. The cost of premiums may be determined by several factors, including age, geographic area, tobacco use, and number of dependents.

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How To Get Health Coverage Outside Of The Open Enrollment Period

How to get Health Coverage Outside of the Open Enrollment Period

Your Guide to Understanding Qualifying Life Events and Special Enrollment

 

Life happens, and when it does, it is very likely that your Health Insurance coverage may need to change. When you encounter a Qualifying Life Event (QLE) that impacts your insurance needs, it is important to know that you can take advantage of a special enrollment period – since most people are unaware that they may enroll outside of Open Enrollment.

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Tips to Help You Keep Your Teeth for Life

Did you know that one in four Americans over 65 have no teeth? That being said, a healthy smile can be an impressive asset! Your teeth vary in shape and size depending on where they are in your mouth. These differences allow them to do many different jobs. They help us talk, pronounce different sounds clearly and give our faces their shape!

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Understanding Deductibles

For many, insurance policies seem complex and hard to understand. You know you need insurance, but what you may not understand is what your insurance policy covers, and how to budget your yearly medical costs so they don’t negatively impact your finances. Deductibles are one area of health insurance that people often overlook.

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How Your Computer Screen is Affecting Your Vision

During the course of most people’s days, you’ll likely use several different devices. It’s common for many professionals to check their cell phone, log on to an iPad/tablet or use a computer, all in tandem. It might come as no surprise to you that overuse of computers and technology can harm your vision. Active users often experience symptoms ranging from diminished or blurry vision to eye strain, headaches, and neck or shoulder pain.

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Which Health Plan to Choose When You Have an Out-of-State Student

Having a child move away to college can be an exciting yet emotional experience for many parents. However, while making sure your child is registered for classes and has everything they need for his or her dorm room, there’s one detail you don’t want to forget about: making sure your child is adequately covered under a health insurance policy. Of course, if your child is attending an out-of-state school, this can become even more complicated. What can you do to make sure your child has coverage so far from home? We’ve got a few tips.

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Benefits of Health Insurance

In the past, many people went without health insurance for a number of reasons. Often people see this coverage as something that’s only beneficial if you get sick. When you’re relatively healthy, it might seem like a good idea to save the money on insurance premiums. In the long-term, however, that can be a catastrophic idea. Illnesses and accidents often come with no previous warning and an extensive hospital stay without insurance coverage can virtually bankrupt even those who were doing well financially.

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Essential Health Benefits of the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that all healthcare plans offered in the United States provide coverage for certain “essential benefits” beginning in 2014. Also known as mandated benefits, these benefits are designed to ensure every American receives coverage for their basic healthcare needs. The ACA has also mandated these benefits be extended to state Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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