Ebooks To Be Released By HealthCompare To Help Educate American Health Insurance Consumers

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HealthCompare, a nationally recognized health insurance comparison site, is continuing to educate consumers via infographics and ebooks.

HealthCompare has new ideas for reaching and teaching consumers

Infographics take complex topics and illustrate them through beautiful colors and images that distill the essence of the complexities and make them easy to understand.

Ebooks have proven to be an excellent new way to reach consumers with the boom of the self-publishing industry. HealthCompare, a nationally recognized health insurance comparison site, intends to maximize their efforts to educate Americans on their industry so that shoppers can make effective decisions for their healthcare needs.

HealthCompare began reaching out to site visitors by asking them to question their histories, their finances, and their lifestyle needs. By doing a complete assessment like this, shoppers can discover the best policies for them.

The questions that HealthCompared says are most important to answer 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.

However, HealthCompare then designed infographics to help explain the difficult topic of health care policies to the public. Infographics take complex topics and illustrate them through beautiful colors and images that distill the essence of the complexities and make them easy to understand.

Some infographics released are:

How To Find Affordable Individual Health Insurance - Designed to direct and educate health insurance consumers find individual health insurance that’s more affordable

Buying Individual Health Insurance Effectively - Designed to help today’s consumers choose health insurance that’s effective for them

Where To Look For The Cheapest Health Insurance - Created to help shoppers find the cheapest health insurance for their needs

Is College Health Insurance Smart - Designed to help college students decide if paying for health insurance is a good idea for them or if skipping it would be acceptable

Not All Free Health Insurance Quotes Are Created Equal - Created to illustrate how some health insurance quotes are not complete

HealthCompare released other infographics that can be found here.

Their new venture with ebooks is an attempt to reach out to consumers in all stages of life, from college to new parenthood to self employment. Their goal with these ebooks, as with all of their efforts, is to empower the American shopper make effective health care decisions. The books will be released weekly starting in August.

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.

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