HealthCompare Adds New Ebooks To Armory Of Educational Materials For Health Insurance Consumers

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HealthCompare, a nationally recognized health insurance comparison site, aims to educate American health insurance shoppers in making effective health insurance decisions.

HealthCompare is insurance education at its best

Their mission began when they began asking site visitors to assess their medical coverage needs through a series of questions that would help customers uncover their medical history, their financial reality, and more.

HealthCompare is a nationally recognized health insurance comparison site known for their compassion for consumers. Health insurance is inherently complex and HealthCompare took it as their mission to educate consumers before they make their healthcare decisions.

Their mission began when they began asking site visitors to assess their medical coverage needs through a series of questions that would help customers uncover their medical history, their financial reality, and more.

The questions were as follows:
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.

Understanding this, HealthCompare released infographics to help shoppers understand it, too.

Infographics are tools used online to illustrate complex topics. Using beautiful colors and images, they depict the essence of a subject without the confusing jargon and industry language.

Some of the infographics released are:
How To Find Affordable Health Insurance - Designed to help health insurance consumers find affordable health insurance

Buying Health Insurance - Designed to help today’s health insurance shopper buy health insurance online

Finding Cheap Health Insurance - Created to educate consumers on the best ways to find cheap health insurance

What To Look For In Children’s Health Insurance - Designed to educate to help today’s consumers ask the right questions about children’s health insurance

Find Health Insurance Online - Created to help health insurance shoppers to find effective health insurance online

Other infographics can be found here.

But they didn’t stop there. They have now announced an effort to reach even more shoppers by releasing ebooks to help consumers in all stages of life - from divorce to self-employment - to make health insurance decisions that are effective.

HealthCompare chose this avenue of education realizing the volume of Americans that use ereaders regularly to read ebooks that are more affordable than print books. This will open the doors for them to reach more health insurance shoppers than ever before. HealthCompare’s goal is, and always has been, for all to understand the hardships related to health insurance and to be able to make the right decisions for their needs.

The books will be released weekly beginning 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.com/ or call 888.748.5152.

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