Many Chandler, AZ, employers offer relatively comprehensive health insurance policies, but what if you need to address a need that your employer’s insurance plan doesn’t cover? Many retired people use Medicare, but it does not cover everything. Today’s article in the San Marcos Insurance Group blog explains how to fill those gaps with a second or specialty health insurance policy.
Buying a Second Health Policy
Individuals can purchase a health insurance policy besides the one they obtain through their workplace, Medicaid, or Medicare. A person can add a second health policy that covers only their prescriptions or a second, full health policy that covers items their initial policy does not. Some of these private health insurance plans require a medical examination before you can buy them. Others, such as Medicare Part B, do not require one, but you must choose Part B when you qualify and register for Part A. Only by having both will you have hospitalization and doctor visit coverage unless you purchase private insurance.
Specialty Health Insurance
Buying a full health policy can fill gaps, but so can a specialty health insurance policy. The term specialty policy refers to an insurance policy that covers one type of medical need, such as dental, vision, hearing, or prescription medication coverage. If your employer provides medical coverage but not dental or vision, you can purchase a specialty policy to cover either need.
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