Health insurance is something that everyone needs to have but it is one of the most confusing types of insurance. You will be asked to choose a policy to cover your healthcare needs and in some cases, it will seem like you are comparing apples and oranges. How can you make an informed choice when things are so different from one carrier to another? You need to understand exactly what some of the insurance terms mean and by talking to the experienced team at San Marcos Insurance Group in Chandler, AZ you can feel more confident with your decision.
In order to choose the healthcare policy that makes the most sense for you, comparing copays, deductibles, networks, and formularies is important. Knowledge is power and knowledge will help you make the best decision for you.
A copay is the portion of a medical expense that is your portion to pay. It can be a percentage or it may be a set amount. Examples are the amount you pay when you visit your doctor or the amount they ask upfront when you go in for blood work or Xrays.
The deductible is the amount of money you must pay before your policy goes into effect. High deductible policies are popular because they are less expensive but the reality is that if you don’t meet the deductible very few if any expenses will be paid.
This is the list of drugs that are covered under a plan. Drugs are assigned to a tier and each tier has a copay and some may also have a deductible. You should check which tier any drugs you take fall into.
These are the doctors and health facilities that you may use for coverage on your plan. Checking to make sure your personal doctor is in Network is something to do before signing on the dotted line.
Call the San Marcos Insurance Group in Chandler, AZ to make an appointment to discuss your health insurance needs.