Orange, California (PRWEB) July 10, 2012
Health insurance consumers receive education in health insurance through HealthCompare’s new media formats. They are a nationally recognized health insurance comparison site who chooses to arm shoppers with the knowledge they need to make effective medical coverage decisions.
Seeing a large discrepancy in policy coverage and the covered’s needs, they choose to have site visitors take the time to fully understand the policies that are available to them, as well as what their needs are and what their financial abilities dictate.
Questions they encourage consumers to ask themselves are:
What are the consumers current health care needs? Do they currently require medication? Does the consumer have a pre-existing condition? Or are they seeking to start a family in the near future?
Does the financial state of the shopper allow for a lower deductible, thusly giving them a higher monthly premium? Or would having a high deductible (and therefore lower monthly premium) be more beneficial?
Is the consumer’s physician a factor? If they prefer to continue seeing their doctor of choice, HealthCompare helps them decide what policies allow that.
Are there any other health insurance options for the shopper, such as spouse or parent plan?
Once consumers get their quotes, HealthCompare then helps them narrow their decisions by prompting them to ask further questions, like:
How much will the policies being compared cost them from their pocket when considering deductibles, co-insurance, and co-pays?
What will the policies being compared offer in terms of maximum out-of-pocket expense?
Will the consumer’s office visits be covered?
Do any of the policies up for comparison offer maternity?
Is prescription drug coverage an option?
How much will the consumer pay for emergency services and ambulances?
Will the current primary physician and local hospitals be accepted under any of the policies being considered?
Health insurance costs are much more involved than mere premiums and buyers must carefully consider all out of pocket expenses to understand what their policies will ultimately cost them.
And since evolving from these questions, they have released infographics to help explain the hardships involved with health insurance.
Infographics make difficult topics easy to understand by extracting their essence and illustrating it through visually pleasing means like bright colors and images peppered with important data, thereby leaving out the confusing jargon inherent to the health care industry.
Some infographics released are:
Understanding Where to Find Affordable Medical Insurance
The Right Way To Make A Health Insurance Comparisons
Is Low-Deductible Health Insurance A Bad Thing
Other infographics can be found here.
Now, HealthCompare is reaching beyond infographics with the explosive popularity of ebooks. Since the boom in the self-publishing industry, they have seen this as an opportunity to reach more and more consumers as ereaders have made ebooks affordable and portable and they understand that more Americans are reading now than ever.
The first release is scheduled for July and will be followed by weekly releases thereafter.
About Health Compare: HealthCompare was launched in 2009 to work with brokers and carriers to help individuals and families easily research, compare, buy, and enroll in the right health insurance plan at the right price. Based in Orange, Calif., it delivers accurate, customized, health insurance quotes for the country's diverse population.
Through a unique partnership with its sister company, CONEXIS, HealthCompare has the ability to quickly reach thousands of COBRA-qualifying consumers and provide them with COBRA alternatives at the moment they become eligible for COBRA benefits. This provides these consumers with an opportunity to enroll in individual or family plans and potentially save hundreds to thousands of dollars on COBRA premiums and, at the same time, rewards referring brokers with referral fee income for the life of each policy.
For more information, visit http://healthcompare.com/ or call 888.748.5152.
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