Orange, California (PRWEB) July 23, 2012
HealthCompare is a nationally recognized health insurance comparison site that is releasing their own line of books to educate American health insurance consumers. Noting the large gap in health insurance knowledge among consumers, HealthCompare made it their mission to close that gap and teach consumers how to make their most effective choices in policies.
Their journey towards education began when they began asking probing questions of site visitors that would enable the visitor to arm themselves with powerful knowledge before making any decisions.
Knowing what their needs were prior to researching insurance policies helped them to make the right decisions. Questions HealthCompare asked the consumers were:
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.
That’s why HealthCompare knew they couldn’t stop there. Their journey to continue education evolved from questions into infographics.
Infographics are tools that effectively distill the essentials of a complex topic into an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand format. That format is a graphic that includes images and colors and incorporates them with data that depicts topic highlights without getting bogged down in jargon and industry lingo that few people understand.
Some infographics that HealthCompare released are:
How To Find Affordable Health Insurance - Designed to help health insurance consumers find affordable health insurance
Buying Health Insurance - Designed to help today’s health insurance shopper buy health insurance online
Finding Cheap Health Insurance - Created to educate consumers on the best ways to find cheap health insurance
What To Look For In Children’s Health Insurance - Designed to educate to help today’s consumers ask the right questions about children’s health insurance
Find Health Insurance Online - Created to help health insurance shoppers to find effective health insurance online
Other infographics can be found here.
Not stopping there, HealthCompare chose to release the latest trend in information technology: ebooks.
Aware of the ever-growing popularity of ebooks, they saw an opportunity to reach even more consumers in hopes to empower them to make the right decisions when it comes to their healthcare policies.
The ebooks will begin weekly release in August and will cover wide ranges of topics to reach wide ranges of consumers. There will be titles ranging from college survival to becoming self-employed.
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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