HealthCompare initially used questionnaires to help teach site visitors the best way to approach their medical coverage needs.
Orange, California (PRWEB) August 28, 2012
HealthCompare, a nationally recognized health insurance comparison site, vows to ease the stress of health insurance insecurities on consumers through extended efforts to educate them.
HealthCompare initially used questionnaires to help teach site visitors the best way to approach their medical coverage needs. Seeing confusion and consumers choosing policies that were essentially ineffective for their requirements, they opted to help them make their decisions before they even started comparing policies and prices.
The questions they would ask caused site visitors to take a look at their needs from their medical history today financial abilities. In answering these questions, site visitors would understand which policies would serve them best - financially and medically.
The questions HealthCompare asked where 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.
With patients underestimating health-insurance costs by only considering premiums HealthCompare decided to generate infographics to help consumers make effective decisions.
Infographics are highly used tools online that illustrate complex data through the use of images and aesthetically pleasing colors. HealthCompare’s infographics explain the hardships that health-insurance consumers face daily.
Some 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.
HealthCompare didn’t stop there. They have chosen to release e-books to further the education of shoppers.
These e-books are set to be released in mid September and will be released weekly. They will cover topics ranging from college survival to new marriage and new parenthood to divorce.
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.