Orange, California (PRWEB) July 21, 2012
Health insurance consumers empowered by HealthCompare are making more effective decisions for their healthcare needs.
HealthCompare is a nationally recognized health insurance comparison site that is bent on educating and empowering the American health insurance consumer through new and innovative ways. They began their quest with probing questions that would enable the site shopper to understand their deepest needs.
The questions they asked 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.
Yet, they aimed to reach beyond their site visitors and began designing and releasing infographics that would help illustrate the health insurance issues to consumers. Infographics are just as they are called: graphics. They use images and data to help paint pictures about complex topics in easy to understand formats.
Some infographics released are:
Getting an Individual Health Quote Is Easy
Where to find Health Insurance For Individuals
Where Can One Find The Most Comprehensive Health Insurance Quotes
When Are Individual Health Insurance Quotes Necessary
Other infographics can be found here.
With more Americans than ever reading via ereaders, HealthCompare hopes to reach even further than their infographics have reached with titles that will appeal to a wide range of ages and life stages. Their ebooks will begin weekly releases in August.
HealthCompare wants consumers to know before they buy, but more importantly, they aim to help them understand what has until now been difficult and hard to grasp.
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.org/ or call 888.748.5152.
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