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Decoding Health Insurance Terminology

decoding health insurance terminologyIf you find the world of health insurance to be confusing, you’re not alone. Many people have a difficult time sorting through the buzzwords and terminology to figure out exactly what they need to know about their health insurance coverage. We’ve rounded up some of the top health insurance terms and broken them down to explain what they really mean. It’s health care – decoded. Read more...

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How to Read Your Explanation of Benefits

An EOB is not a bill

When you receive an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) from your health insurance company, does it fill you with a sense of panic because you think it’s a bill? The EOB is not a bill, but serves to keep you informed of how your care is being covered. It will show how much your insurance company has paid, how much you have paid, and any outstanding amount you may still owe your provider. Read more...

Comparing Hospital Quality, Experience, Outcomes and Cost

comparing hospitalsAlmost everyone requires treatment in a hospital at one time or another. However, not all hospitals are created equal, which is why it’s important that you, as a health care consumer, know how to compare hospital quality, experience, outcomes, and cost. We can help by giving you the resources to make the best decisions for you. It’s all part of Health Care Decoded, our mission to help make health care easier to understand. Read more...

Understanding Your Health Insurance ID Card

understanding your health insurance id card

Your health insurance ID card. It’s a tiny piece of plastic that sits in your wallet. It may go largely unnoticed (aside from during doctor appointments and other medical services), but that little card is packed full of some very valuable information about your health insurance plan – information that can help you navigate the world of health care and ensure that when you receive medical care, it’s covered and billed correctly. Read more...

Making the Most of Your High-Deductible Health Plan

high deductible health insurance plansAfter years of historically slow growth, new figures show that health care spending jumped five percent last year, the largest increase since 2008. The rising cost of care has employers and individuals alike looking at creative ways to control spending. One of the most popular trends is high-deductible plans. Read more...

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