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How to Compare Health Insurance Costs

Find the Right Company and Plan—Don’t Be Intimidated by Agents

Once you have decided what a comfortable maximum is for your annual family health care costs, it is time to find the right insurance company and the plan that meets that budget. There are many sources online that provide health insurance quotes from multiple insurance companies. Other online sources will ask for your information and forward this to one or more agents that sell health insurance in your state. Many people are intimated by the prospect of having to talk with an insurance agent because they fear they will be forced to purchase something that they later regret. Don’t be afraid, be smart!

Consult With Your Doctor

While you are shopping for family health insurance, you will learn that most insurance companies have several different plan options to choose from. Your larger insurance companies should have a plan option that meets the financial and health care needs of just about every family. You may find it easier to first choose which insurance company you want as your health insurance carrier, and then find the best plan in their portfolio for your family’s needs. If you have a regular family physician, trying to ask him which insurance companies he accepts and which he prefers working with.

The bottom line: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. From insurance agents to your family physician, there are plenty of people happy to assist you.