Thanks to sky-high medical costs, medical insurance rates have gone through the roof. So how can you get cheap medical insurance quotes from reputable companies? Here's how ...
Cheap Medical Insurance
Just a few years ago the only choice you had for medical insurance was a Fee-For-Service plan, also known as an indemnity plan. With this plan you had to pay for your medical services, fill out a bunch of forms, then wait to be reimbursed. These plans only covered "reasonable and customary" expenses, and were very expensive.
Fee-For-Service plans are still around today but they're nowhere near as popular as managed health care plans - HMOs, PPOs, and POSs. These plans set you up with a network of health care providers and hospitals for which you pay a monthly fee and a small copayment for each doctor visit.
HMOs (Health Maintenance Organizations) are the cheapest of these plans, but you can only see doctors within your network. PPOs (Preferred Provider Organizations) and POSs (Point-of-Service Plans) cost a little more but you have the option of seeing physicians outside your network.
Managed care plans vary greatly in benefits and out-of-pocket expenses. And similar plans from different companies can vary by $1,000 or more, so it's important to compare plans from a number of different companies then carefully review each plan to get the best policy for your situation.
Cheap Medical Insurance Quotes
With the advent of the Internet you can now go online and get medical insurance quotes in just a matter of minutes. The easiest way to do this is to go to an insurance comparison website where you fill out a single questionnaire to get multiple quotes from different companies. It's quick, it's easy, and it's free.
Some of these websites offer insurance tips and advice, and some even have a chat feature where you can get answers to your medical insurance questions from an expert. (See link below).
In this era of sky-high medical costs, medical insurance is something you need and something you'll be spending money on for years to come. So doesn't it make sense to spend a few minutes online to get the cheapest quote you can?
Visit http://www.LowerRateQuotes.com/health-insurance.html or click on the following link to get cheap medical insurance quotes from top-rated companies in your area and see how much you can save. You can get more health insurance tips by checking out their "Articles" section.
The author, Brian Stevens, is a former insurance agent and financial consultant who has written extensively on cheap medical insurance quotes.