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Sep 19 / stcuser4

Tips to Save Money on Health Insurance

It is true that having health insurance is more beneficial for anyone. Having health insurance helps to protect you and your family from all possible medical problems, and it will also help you to avoid huge medical bills, surgery bills and other health related costs. But these days, most of the people are suffering from the health insurance premiums because the premiums of health insurance are continuously rising day to day. Here are four tips to save money on health insurance.

  1. Increase your deductible: This is not possible with all plans. By increasing your deductibles you can save much amount of money on your policy. Deductible is the amount of money you have to pay before your insurer pays. Here, the more you pay out of pocket, the less insurance company will charge. This works especially, if your plan has co-pay for routine hospital visits. This means that you do not have to worry about paying your deductible unless something major happens.

  2. Use generic drugs when ever possible: Most of the generic drugs are less expensive. You will save money on your health insurance by using generic drugs. Ask your doctor to prescribe the generic drugs whenever possible.

  3. Evaluate your coverages: Check your coverage. If you have any coverages that you do not need, discuss with your health insurance company about to remove/ drop that coverage from your policy. Lesser the benefits from policy means lower the premiums. Also know about your policy incentive schemes. If you have any incentive or discount offers for your policy you can use the available incentive or discount.

  4. Use employer plan: You can reduce your health insurance costs by using group or employer health plans. Generally the group or employer health plans are cheaper than the individual health plan.

By following above tips, you can save money on your health insurance.