How many people can say with certainty that they know what their health insurance policy covers? Chances are that would be a really small number.
Who really reads their health insurance policy? No seriously, have you read yours? If you have not put up your hand yet to say that you have indeed read your health insurance policy and know what it covers and what it does not, then join millions of other uninformed Americans. Sure, reading a health insurance policy is a bit like watching the dryer tumble your socks, but it is honestly something you need to know.
Why do you need to know what is in your health insurance policy? Very simply, you need to know because if you are in a situation where you need to use it and find out you are not covered, you are not going to be a happy camper, are you? That will mean forking out hard earned dollars out of pocket to cover the shortfall – IF you can afford it.
Health care expenses these days are not exactly cheap, and they have not been for years. Yet another reason for you to make sure you know what is within the four corners of your health insurance policy. That way, knowing what is covered will give you peace of mind and the coverage you need.
So, here are some questions you need to ask yourself when it comes to health insurance policies. For instance, without meaning to harp, do you know what medical services are covered? Have you checked with the health insurance company to find out how much you need to pay before the company starts paying for you? If you have not, you had best remember to do that, as you might get a surprise later.
Have you decided how much you want to pay for co-payments, if that is what you want? Do you have a pre-existing condition and do you know if it is covered or not? If you do not know, find out, because some companies will refuse to give you insurance.
Do you know what the waiting period is before the health insurance plan kicks in? Best find out, or you will be left holding a bill you thought they were going to pay and not all that happy about it. Just be alert and aware of what your options are and you will get a good leg up on what is in your health insurance policy. Look at it this way, knowledge gives you the control and power over your health. Go for it.
Clelland Green is with Benepath.com, a leader in providing health insurance quotes. Benepath provides individuals, families, and businesses with affordable health insurance quotes in just a few mouse clicks. To learn more, visit Benepath.com.