What to Consider When Choosing a Family Health Insurance Plan

  • By interactive
  • 05 Jan, 2018
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Is it time to change upgrade your health insurance ? Whether you recently got married or added a child to your brood, it’s important to consider how a life change impacts the need for insurance. While the selection process may seem daunting, we are here to help the process go quickly and efficiently. At Winters Insurance Group we can comb through a number of different policy options with a clear focus on finding the best health insurance for your family.

We ask our clients a number of essential questions to help them find the best family health plan, so before getting started on the search in earnest, you should do some research to determine what your needs are in each of the following areas:

Are Your Doctors In-Network?

This is arguably the most important question that needs to be answered because when searching for a family health plan the most essential thing is getting access to the doctors you trust. Some families have just one OB/GYN that delivers their babies, or a specialist they have been working with for years to heal a very specific problem. Jumping onto a new health plan at the expense of holding onto those professionals hardly seems worth the money saved, especially when there are sure to be plans that include all the doctors you need to visit.

What is the Cost of the Plan?

Determining the cost of a plan can be complicated, but considering the guaranteed cost, or the amount that you are going to be asked to pay each month, is a great place to start. There are other ways to look at cost, however. Maximum cost is the maximum out-of-pocket expenses you may incur over the course of the year, while the estimated cost of the plan will require a little figuring to get a sense of how much you expect to use the plan, barring any surprises. Take a look at your budget and where these numbers lie to settle on a plan that makes the most sense for you financially.

What is the Deductible & Co-pay Amount?

Should something surprising pop up, like a broken bone or extended hospital stay or visits to a specialist, you will have to meet a certain deductible before health insurance starts taking over the majority of the expenses. The higher the deductible, the more affordable the plan in most cases, but gambling on really high deductibles is a risky proposition. Knowing the co-pay amount for doctor visits and prescription medicines is the best way to get an understanding of what extra expenses may exist beyond the cost of the plan itself.

Of course, if you have any questions or concerns when answering any of these questions, contact someone here at Winters Insurance Group and we will be happy to help you find the best health insurance plan for you and your family. Whether you’re just starting your family, or your children are about to start college, we have a plan available to suit your needs. If you live or work near Quincy, IL give us a call for more information or to schedule a consultation.

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