Health Insurance And You – Getting The Best Fit!
Most bankruptcy is caused by overwhelming medical debt. There is a sad reason for this statistic, health insurance is costly and can be hard to obtain or understand. If you have a better understanding of it and some good advice though, you can win the war on your health insurance policy. Consider the following.
Notes should be taken during any substantive communication with a health insurance provider. Keeping records helps a great deal when insurance dealings get complex. Knowing the time, date and details of phone calls, emails and letters helps a patient keep track of all her facts and ensure she gets fair treatment from her insurance company.
When and if you get a follow up call from the insurance company keep your answers simple and to the point. Don’t give any additional information unless asked. You aren’t protected by privacy rights with the follow up call and your call may be recorded, so think before you speak.
Because Obamacare hasn’t officially become law yet due to it being tied up in the Supreme Courts here’s a quick health insurance idea. Most employer supplemented policies cost around one hundred dollars a month. This equates to nearly $1200 a year. Are you going to spending that much on health care in one year out of pocket? Are you usually very healthy? If this is the case, it may be better to have no insurance and pay out of pocket the one or two expenses that actually come up and save several hundred dollars.
It is sometimes possible to withdraw money from your IRA and use it to pay for your health insurance premiums when you lose your job. You should contact an accountant to be sure you’re permitted to do this where you live, and to find out if there are any penalties later for doing it.
The young and the healthy should have the lowest insurance premiums, not only because of their lower risk but also because they can safely elect to have higher co-pays and deductibles. If you are young and healthy, then consider raising your deductible to reduce the cost of your health insurance.
Because most health insurance claim denials are appealed, you need to be prepared for a multi-round fight when you appeal your own denial. The initial appeal you make is unlikely to receive much attention from your insurance company. You will probably need to persevere and go through at least a second round of appeal to get favorable results.
If your health insurance coverage is about to expire, do not wait until the last minute to find a new one. Make sure that your new health insurance will start covering you as soon as your current policy expires. Do not go without coverage, even if it is only for a few days.
As always, you want to keep yourself healthy and do what you can to stay away from injuries, but with the information given in this article, you can feel confident as you tackle all of your health insurance questions and needs. Everyone deserves to have good health insurance coverage.