Understanding Basic Health Insurance Terms

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Are you currently looking for a more affordable health insurance plan? If so, you may find yourself feeling a little overwhelmed and confused by some basic health insurance terms.

To assist in your search, it is a good idea to gain a better understanding of some basic health insurance terms and how they will affect your short and long-term costs.

Here are a few common health insurance terms you should know:

  • Premium – the premium is the amount you pay each month in order to maintain your health insurance coverage
  • Deductible – the deductible is the amount you have to pay before the health insurance plan picks up the costs
  • Co-payment – a co-payment is the flat fee you must pay in order to receive certain services under your health care plan
  • Co-insurance – co-insurance is similar to a co-payment, except the amount you have to pay is determined as a percentage rather than a flat fee


Be sure to consider all of these factors before purchasing a health insurance policy.
 This way, you will be certain to obtain the most affordable health insurance policy possible for your budget and needs.

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