When looking for health insurance quotes, expect industry jargon

No one really enjoys insurance industry jargon, but it comes with the territory.

Shopping for health insurance quotes might just set your teeth on edge when you start reading the policy content. The language can be daunting and confusing, but it does not have to be that way. Just ask an agent what something means. They will be happy to explain anything you need to know.

Another point of confusion for many people searching for the right kind of health insurance is that policies and terms and prices are so variable, even within the same city or state. This is largely due to  how the industry sets its own prices according to market demand. That means, if you take the time to shop around, you can find good prices.

Searching usually begins with asking for online quotes — yet another area where some become confused. They may wonder what an “indemnity plan” or “fee for service plan” is. An indemnity plan or fee for service plan is basically a traditional kind of health insurance plan. You don’t need approval for medical care and you can see the doctor of your choice; it’s an out-of-network plan, so you may pay higher deductibles, receive variable coverage on routine care and may have a higher premium.

You needn’t worry about immediately understanding all the terms and  types of information you come across when you first start searching for health insurance. That is what an agent is there for — to clarify terms and offer free advice. Whether you want to know about managed care plans, deductibles, copayments, coinsurance, or out-of-pocket maximums, start at the beginning and ask questions. It makes the whole process a lot less stressful.

Looking for health insurance quotes and running into jargon is just like looking for home or car insurance. Even obtaining a mortgage requires understanding some of the industry terminology. It’s not hard, not when you have an agent that does a good job explaining what the terms mean. So don’t be discouraged when you see terminology that does not make sense at first. It will when you ask them to tell you what it means.

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