TIPS TO SAVE ON HEALTH INSURANCE
October 1, 2017
The healthcare industry is constantly changing, and these days it has become more uncertain than ever. However, health insurance is still essential— without it, you could end up filing for bankruptcy because of high medical expenses.
Below is our guide to help you choose the health insurance right plan that best fits your needs as well as tips to keep health care costs down.
It’s More Than Just the Premium
Determine what your needs are: Are you and your family relatively healthy, or have there been some accidents and illness in the past? Determining your health risks are essential when deciding which health plan is right for you. Plans with a lower premium seem appealing; however, they carry hefty deductibles that you would be responsible for should the unfortunate happen. It’s a risk, but if you haven’t had any major medical events recently and you don’t anticipate any in the future, a low premium plan may be right for you.
Patient or Consumer?
To save money and not end up with surprise expense you must be diligent and a smart consumer. The medical industry is a business, and as a business, it is designed to generate revenue. It’s up to you, the consumer, to find ways to save money. Asking questions such as “is this test necessary?” or “is there a generic version of this drug?” can add up to tremendous savings in the long run.
“An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away”
This phrase is a cliché because it’s true! Living a healthier lifestyle will keep you out of the doctor’s office and help you save money on insurance plans. Make sure you’re eating well, get plenty of exercise, and don’t skip your prescriptions and you should be able to minimize any medical expenses.
Follow these tips, and you should be on your way to a more affordable health plan!