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Buying Health Insurance? Here are Five Things to Consider

Millions of Americans will be shopping for health insurance in 2018. If you’re one of them, there are many factors to consider: Premiums, deductibles, services covered, and so forth.

Here are five of them:

1. Assess your specific needs.

The best health insurance plan for you depends on your health situation—from pre-existing conditions to medication and allergies.

But also consider your financial situation: Are you looking for a short- or long-term insurance option? If you’re self-employed, you should consider a major medical plan. But if you’re seeking a traditional job, you should try a more basic plan—in case your potential employer covers health insurance.