What Kind Of Health Insurance Should I Have As A Parent?

By Mike Anderson Posted in Health Insurance News

As a parent or guardian, there are so many things you have to worry about on a daily basis. Especially if your are the sole provider for your family. When supporting a family it is very important to thing about the worst case scenarios. What would your family do if a medical emergency arose? How would they be taken care of? Engaging in everyday life today is too risky with medical expenses going through the roof. It is never too late to start thinking about health insurance for your family. There is a huge variety of health insurance plans available. With the variety of plans available it is easy to find a plan that fits your families situation. When deciding on a health insurance plan one must take into account the number of family members, the age of family members, and determining what specific need each person has. Here is a general overview of a few popular plans.

HMO (Health Maintenance Organization)

The most common type of health insurance for families is HMO’s (Health Maintenance Organization). HMO is a group insurance that entitles members to services of participating hospitals, clinics and physicians. This is the perfect plan for families that are health and just want routine care.

PPO (Preferred Provider Organization)

A PPO is a plan that negotiates prices with specified doctors, physician and clinics to offer an overall cheaper fee. While it is recommended that you utilize the specified doctors, physician, and clinics, you still have the option of visiting a facility that is not in the network. But, it’s important to know that the PPO plan may or may not cover the full cost of visiting a facility outside the network.

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