Thursday, November 11, 2010

Save Money on Health Insurance

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” - Unknown


Health insurance helps protect you or your family from risks and financial inconveniences brought about by medical and health-related problems. However, insurance premiums can be quite expensive. In fact, Colorado Insurance rates are generally rising and that trend is predicted to continue for years to come. Fortunately, there are some ways that can help you save money on health insurance. Here are some of them:

Take advantage of your employer’s insurance offer. Some firms and employers offer group coverage and employer-sponsored insurance for their employees. Compared to buying an individual insurance policy on your own, group coverage may be cheaper. Additionally, your employer might be able to negotiate more favorable terms with the insurance company because of the larger volume of customers involved. Depending on the benefits involved and your specific needs, you might want to take advantage of subsidized health insurance.
Understand and compare different insurance plans. The benefits and rates for different insurance plans vary widely. If you plan to purchase an individual plan, you should compare your available options and examine each of them closely to determine which one you can really afford and, at the same time, give you the most benefits. Each person has distinct health conditions and needs, so you might need to find out which insurance plan has benefits that can serve you the most. Use resources like the internet to research and compare different insurance quotes and to background check insurance companies.
Review your insurance coverage regularly. The rates of health insurance plans are changing constantly. It is advisable that you review your coverage annually to make sure that your insurance plan meets your needs, including your family’s. You should also make sure that your insurance is still reasonably priced and competitive. Regularly checking your insurance coverage will also allow you to make the necessary changes to your plan in order for it to better serve your health and medical needs.
Purchase your medications from a mail-order pharmacy. If you are regularly taking prescription medicines, you might want to consider buying them from a mail-order pharmacy. A lot of mail-order pharmacies allow customers to buy as much as 90-day supplies of prescription medicines for the same co-payment required for a 30-day supply at a conventional pharmacy. You can coordinate with your physician regarding this, and ask for a prescription that allows the dispensing of a 90-day supply of the medications you use regularly.
Live a healthy lifestyle. Taking care of your health and living a healthy lifestyle is a lot easier and cheaper than paying for medicals bills for a condition that could have been avoided. Doing simple things like exercising regularly, eating healthy food, maintaining a healthy weight and following safety measures can save you a whole lot of trouble and money in the long run.
There is a wide variety of health insurance plans available, and all these should ultimately help the insured. To get the most out of insurance plans, potential buyers should consider which is best for them at their own discretion.

27 comments:

  1. thanks for this information

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  2. this is some good stuff

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  3. thanks for info in this post :)

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  4. intresting stuff man...

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  5. vary good post. and funny picture too :D

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  6. Great pic and advice mate! Thanks!

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  7. these are some great tips

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  8. I never thought about it that way

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  9. cool, can't wait for an update

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  10. Thanks for these tips to save money on health care!

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  11. great post. thanks!

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  12. thankyou health care reform, im under daddys health plan till im 27!

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  13. It sucks not having health insurance.

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  14. All great tips. Looking forward to more. :)

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  15. cool, thanks for sharing

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  16. i get hurt all the time i goto the doctors and just never pay em , oh well

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  17. that last piece of advice is the most important one

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