Healthcare Costs, Co-pays and Coinsurance

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Your healthcare costs are an important factor to consider when you want to buy health insurance, and you have a number of options for managing those costs.

You can choose to pay a higher deductible to lower your regular premiums, which means you need to pay that deductible amount for doctor’s visits and medical bills before your health insurance kicks in. Alternatively you can pay a higher premium in order to avoid a high out-of-pocket cost in the event of a serious illness.

Co-pays and coinsurance are two methods health insurance companies use to share the cost of healthcare. Co-pays are a small amount you pay for every doctor’s visit, whereas coinsurance is an amount you pay in the event you need additional care. Be sure to fully understand any coinsurance payments your health insurance plan requires. In the event of a serious illness or injury, these costs can become very high.

As an local independent agent in the Trusted Choice network, Neely Taylor Wade Insurance can help you compare medical insurance quotes and find the right healthcare plan to match your current and anticipated needs.

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