HealthCompare saw this new graphic idea as an advantage that should be taken on behalf of the health insurance consumer market.
Orange, California (PRWEB) April 09, 2012
A new concept is evolving online and it helps lay people understand complex ideas and topics with little effort. That concept is infographics. Using this new format, online health insurance comparison company, HealthCompare, has created a series of these tools to help Americans with their health insurance decisions.
HealthCompare saw this new graphic idea as an advantage that should be taken on behalf of the health insurance consumer market. Knowing how difficult it is to for the public to understand health insurance hardships, they took the opportunity to design and generate a series of infographics to help express the need for health insurance and the difficulties that can accompany life without it.
Infographics take the main ideas and data of scientific information and compress them into an easy to read format that interprets and translates the lingo into everyday terminology. The problem with scientific studies, data points, and many other difficult subjects is that there is extraneous language and jargon involved that muddles the important topics and makes them more difficult to understand. Infographics are beautiful to look at, easy to comprehend and easily shared among sites.
Being a consumer centered company, HealthCompare wants to arm shoppers with the information they need to make serious and life-altering decisions regarding their health care needs. With these graphics, the casual shopper can easily understand the intricacies of medical insurance and can use the information to make more educated judgments when choosing a policy for themselves and their families.
The 5 infographics released today are:
Get Individual Health Insurance Quotes Today
What You Will Learn from Your Individual Health Quote
Pros and Cons of Individual PPO Health Insurance
Instant Health Insurance is a Few Mouse Clicks Away
How Can I Get An Instant Health Insurance Quote?
Others can be found here.
When shopping for health insurance, visitors to the HealthCompare site are asked to pose questions to themselves prior to making any decisions. These questions are generated to help make the health insurance shopping experience easier, faster, and less stressful. Consumers should ask themselves the following:
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 consumer’s 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 consumer’s 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 today’s consumers make intelligent medical coverage choices.
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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.