(PRWEB) May 22, 2012
Consumer-centric online health insurance comparison site, HealthCompare, has just released a series of infographics to help Americans shop for health insurance wisely. A topic like medical coverage is often complex and difficult to understand. Technical language, hard-to-understand concepts make health insurance a painful topic to tackle. When jargon is combined with exceptions, exclusions, and restrictions to policies, the public is left to its own to try to decode literature that is often beyond their comprehension. What are shoppers to do when they are faced with decisions like these and no where to turn for help?
HealthCompare wants to arm consumers with the knowledge they need to make educated decisions regarding medical coverage as this is a topic that is crucial to financial well-being in the long run. Thats why they have begun generating and releasing infographics.
Infographics are aesthetically pleasing images that take topics that have intrinsically large amounts of data and information and compress them into a format that is easy to understand for everyone. Scientific studies, data points, debate points and other complex issues are often accompanied by extraneous language and information that are not vital to understanding the base arguments.
These infographics designed by HealthCompare trim away all the fat that is integrated into health insurance conversations and makes the topic easy to understand and comprehensible. These series that was released are composed of the following:
How Not To Get An Online Health Insurance Quote – Designed to educate consumers on the right way to get a health insurance quote that is effective
Instant Health Insurance Quotes Made Simple – Designed to explain how to get quotes the consumers can use
Why Instant Health Insurance Isnt A Good Idea – Designed to educate consumers on the dangers of settling for instant health insurance
The Most Effective Individual Health Quote Does This – Designed to illustrate the most effective ways consumers can get an individual quote
COBRA: Not The Only Option For The Unemployed – Designed to show shoppers how they can get health insurance if they are unemployed
HealthCompare is a nationally recognized company who encourages Americans to study and understand as much as they can about their financial, medical and health insurance needs when making decisions like these that can affect the consumers lives. They ask shoppers to ask themselves the following questions before looking for quotes:
What are the consumers current health care needs? Do they currently require medication? Does the consumer have a pre-existing condition? Or are they seeking to start a family in the near future?
Does the financial state of the shopper allow for a lower deductible, thusly giving them a higher monthly premium? Or would having a high deductible (and therefore lower monthly premium) be more beneficial?
Is the consumers physician a factor? If they prefer to continue seeing their doctor of choice, HealthCompare helps them decide what policies allow that.
Are there any other health insurance options for the shopper, such as spouse or parent plan?
Once consumers get their quotes, HealthCompare then helps them narrow their decisions by prompting them to ask further questions, like:
How much will the policies being compared cost them from their pocket when considering deductibles, co-insurance, and co-pays?
What will the policies being compared offer in terms of maximum out-of-pocket expense?
Will the consumers office visits be covered?
Do any of the policies up for comparison offer maternity?
Is prescription drug coverage an option?
How much will the consumer pay for emergency services and ambulances?
Will the current primary physician and local hospitals be accepted under any of the policies being considered?
Health insurance costs are much more involved than mere premiums and buyers must carefully consider all out of pocket expenses to understand what their policies will ultimately cost them.
HealthCompare understands the complexity of health insurance and the importance of informed customers, which is why they have designed these infographics to help todays consumers make intelligent medical coverage choices.
About Health Compare: HealthCompare was launched in 2009 to work with brokers and carriers to help individuals and families easily research, compare, buy, and enroll in the right health insurance plan at the right price. Based in Orange, Calif., it delivers accurate, customized, health insurance quotes for the country’s diverse population.
Through a unique partnership with its sister company, CONEXIS, HealthCompare has the ability to quickly reach thousands of COBRA-qualifying consumers and provide them with COBRA alternatives at the moment they become eligible for COBRA benefits. This provides these consumers with an opportunity to enroll in individual or family plans and potentially save hundreds to thousands of dollars on COBRA premiums and, at the same time, rewards referring brokers with referral fee income for the life of each policy.
For more information, visit http://healthcompare.org/ or call 888.748.5152.