One of the ways they are encouraging health insurance consumers to educate themselves is through this series of infographics they're releasing.
Orange, California (PRWEB) April 21, 2012
Making headlines today is online health insurance comparison site, HealthCompare. They’re releasing infographics to help consumers in need of health care make some of the most important decisions of their lives.
HealthCompare encourages shoppers to learn as much as they can, not only about the myriad of policy types out there, but also about themselves, their financial abilities, and their health care needs.
One of the ways they are encouraging health insurance consumers to educate themselves is through this series of infographics they're releasing. Infographics are a type of illustration that extracts important data and information from scientific studies and research and makes more palatable for lay readers. Often studies and reports such as these are littered with jargon and difficult language that can be hard to understand if the reader is not familiar with those fields. Infographics have hit the internet with a fervor as they are usually created with beautiful graphics, layouts and shapes that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but easy to read and highly shareable.
HealthCompare’s series of infographics released today focuses on five topics:
3 Ways to Get Affordable Medical Insurance - This article and infographic helps health insurance consumers learn how they can discover the most affordable policies available to them.
How to Get an Online Health Insurance Quote - This article and infographic educates consumers on the proper ways to get online health insurance quotes and how to compare them.
What Does PPO Medical Insurance Mean For My Health Care - With the many types of health insurance policies out there, this article and infographic teaches why PPO medical insurance is different than others.
What is the Best Kind of Private Health Insurance - This article and infographic explains the differences in some private health insurance policies for the consumer.
How to Buy Self Employed Health Insurance - This article and infographic helps consumers who are self-employed learn the right and best ways to buy health insurance for their specific needs.
More Infographics can be found here.
In addition to articles and infographics like these, visitors to the HealthCompare website are asked to answer the following questions for themselves before making any decisions. Those questions are:
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.
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.