Important Points to Ponder Before Buying a Health Insurance Plan

A health insurance plan is an essential part of financial planning in this era of skyrocketing medical costs. Medical inflation has been aggravating at its full spree which makes it all the more important to buy a Health Insurance plan which could sponsor the hospitalization and medical treatment bills or expenses.

It is important to evaluate and look for the following parameters to get a best health plan for you and your family.

1. Check for the Waiting Period Clause

You must be feeling care free after taking an insurance, but your health insurance comes with a waiting period clause for specific conditions. There is an initial period clause which says that any hospitalization claim will not be admissible in first 30 days of the policy commencement apart from accidental hospitalization.The pre-existing diseases or conditions are also not covered immediately after you purchase a policy.There is a waiting period ranging from 2 years to 4 years as per the plan cond

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Supplemental Health and Accident Insurance – When Less is More!

What is Supplemental Health and Accident Insurance?

Supplemental insurance policies usually pay out cash for specified events. For instance, a cancer policy may provide money for specific cancer treatments, transportation, and even lump sums of money that an ill person many need to pay bills if they are out of work. Broader policies also exist, that pay out for a variety of critical illnesses. These are usually called critical illness policies, and they may pay out for specific diseases like cancer and heart attacks. Another type of supplemental insurance is called a terminal illness policy and it may pay out if a policy holder is diagnosed with a disease that may end their life within a specified amount of time, usually 12 months. A supplemental health policy can make up for gaps in regular health insurance, or it can just help out with money to pay bills.

Like supplemental health insurance, supplemental accident policies can work in multiple ways. So

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Cheap Health Insurance – Health Insurance for The Self Employed

If you’re self employed, you may think of health insurance as a luxury. When you’re barely making ends meet, paying several hundred dollars a month for something you may not need isn’t a priority. Or maybe you can’t find a health insurance company to insure you because of a pre-existing condition. If you have no health insurance, you’re banking on the hope that you won’t get sick. But if you do, your business suffers.

If you can’t get individual health insurance, or if the premiums are out of reach for an individual policy, there are a number of ways to get cheap and discount health insurance and health care.

Look Into State Subsidized Programs

Many states offer discount premiums for low income families and self employed business owners. Others have set up ‘risk pools’ that make your health care costs cheaper by spreading the risk throughout a ‘pool’ of people much like employers do with group pla

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Understanding Vision Health Insurance Before You Purchase a Plan

Vision health insurance is very confusing to most people. Understanding what this insurance is all about will help you determine if you need it or not. This insurance is an important part of any health plan and you have to understand it so that you can take advantage of its great benefits.

If you are wearing eye glasses or contact lenses, getting a vision health plan will greatly help you cut down on costs for eye glasses and contact lenses replacements. If you have perfect vision, getting a vision health plan would still help you save money on scheduled eye exams that you would most likely have from time to time. Here are several types of vision insurance that you have to know.

Vision Plans offered by major insurance providers offer great benefits and are accredited by many hospitals and private practitioners. Health care financing are offered by a lot of private practitioners. Flex accounts are usually set up by your employer. Talk to your employer about the healthca

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Point-of-Service Health Plans

Point-of-Service (POS) plans are one of the many health insurance options available to you and your family. A unique type of health plan, POS plans can be considered a hybrid of HMO and PPO plans. POS plans contain some characteristics of each of these, which some people may find advantageous. Below is a rundown of the advantages and disadvantages of a POS plan compared to other plans.

Advantages of a POS Plan

  • No deductible. One of the most obvious advantages of a POS plan is its lack of deductibles for physicians in your network. This means that you do not have to make any payments towards your medical expenses on your own before your insurance begins to reimburse you. PPOs, on the other hand, have deductibles.
  • Low co-payments. POS plans have lower co-pays than PPOs. When you have a medical expense, you will only have to pay for a small portion of it as a co-pay, and your POS plan will cover the remainder of the cost.
  • More choi
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Health Insurance Solutions Part III

As consumers it is our responsibility to become proactive and find the right solution to a health plan that will be beneficial for yourself, family and finances. The Affordable Care Act law needs the necessary changes to make health insurance premiums reasonable for all Americans, especially for individuals who can afford to purchase insurance without receiving any financial assistance from the government. Every person should be entitled to healthcare regardless of their ability to pay.

Pre-ACA

Prior to ACA Insurers’ were able to deny coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, or increase the premiums so high that consumers were unable to afford coverage altogether.

Post ACA

The law measuring parameter today is based on everything except a person’s health condition. The problem with this whole concept is the fact that there is no underwriting to measure risk for insurers. This in turn provides no fair assessment of risk to the

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Health Insurance Solutions Part II

Time and time again there is a solution to every problem, challenge, obstacle or anything else that may cause us to fret. Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8. The Affordable Care Act never stated insurer had to do away with the underwriting process. Several elements to sell plans were implemented to conform and to be compliant with the law which included: essential health benefits which are all necessary; with the exception of pediatric dental and vision coverage, especially for someone who does not have minor children in their custody.

The other element is the fact that carriers could no longer deny coverage to consumers who has more than enough health related conditions with exorbitant premiums, terms in the insurance world “rated” because of preexisting conditions.

This is the major problem facing the health sector and why insurers are unable to measure their risk with finding reasonable rates for the American people. This is a shot in the dark for insurance compan

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How Smoking Impacts Your Health Insurance Policy

It’s a well-known fact that smoking causes an adverse effect on your health. You must have seen the warning message on all cigarette boxes – ‘Smoking is injurious to health’. Smoking tobacco is a root cause of 30% of all cancer deaths and causes 16 times higher risk of heart attack.

There are almost 120 million smokers in India. As per World Health Organization, India accommodates around 12% of the world’s smoking population. The number of men smoking tobacco has increased from 78 million in year 1998 to 108 million in the year 2015. Tobacco consumption is accountable for the death of 6 million people each year. Direct tobacco consumption accounts for over 5 million deaths and 0.6 million deaths are due to exposure to second-hand smoke. Considering serious public health risks, the Government has banned smoking in public places from 2nd October, 2008.

Not only your health, it also causes you to pay higher premiums for a health insurance pol

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Guidelines in Deciding to Get Individual Health Insurance Policy Quotes

Health is Wealth, if you have it you should take care of it because pretty much it is a deciding factor in having an enjoyable life. Life as we know is full of surprises. Health as a facet of life has a number of factors to consider. A good health now is no guarantee of a good health later.

As much as we would want to be healthy, we really do not have total control over it. We would like to think that we really are in control, and to a certain extent we do have control.

We have control in the sense that we can decide what to eat, what activities to do, the kind of lifestyle we would like to live and the type of environment that we would like to live in. When we talk about these things definitely we have control, but as to what will happen to us in the future is really beyond our control.

It is in this light that getting individual health insurance makes sense. To state briefly for early clarification and appreciation; an insurance is a means of indemnity against

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Why Your Pet Needs Health Insurance

The question is really one of being prepared for the worst. You need pet health insurance and hope that you will never have to use it. To have pet health insurance and not need it is so much better than needing it and not having it.

Molly Bee was a very cute, lovable and absolutely wonderful West Highland Terrier. Coming into my life when she was 12 weeks old, I assumed the best for her since I was getting her from a reputable AKC breeder. I had no way of knowing what was in store for her. I was not prepared for the thousands of dollars I would spend in vain trying to save her life.

Molly Bee developed a hereditary condition that shut down her liver. It was so devastating that our good veterinarian told me her test numbers were higher than any he had ever seen. I prayed (and paid) until I could pray and pay no more. Molly Bee had to be put to sleep when she was but 18 months old. I was devastated and out thousands of dollars. Remembering the pet health insurance flyer

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