Health Insurance Consumers Receive Bad News about Fish Oils

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HealthCompare, a nationally recognized health insurance comparison site, reveals newly released information regarding fish oils and their "benefits."

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HealthCompare urges consumers to take the news to “heart” and take steps to improve their health.

Taking the magic fish oil pills that were regarded as protection against heart disease ten years ago was disproved this month. A report released by Harvard University's Harvard Gazette on a study conducted by the University of Ioannina, Greece explains that Omega-3 doesn’t, in fact, lower the risk of many cardiovascular events.

The information comes as Americans spending on the pills was up 5.4% more in 2011 from 2010.

Leaving health insurance coverage for Americans more important than ever. HealthCompare urges consumers to take the news to “heart” and take steps to improve their health since they can no longer depend on the fish oil pills to keep their hearts healthy.

Understanding the difficulty consumers face in trying to find the right policies for their needs, HealthCompare is consistently educating them on what might work and what won’t.

Many health insurance shoppers have indicated confusion over health insurance costs and coverages, to that end, HealthCompare directs them to the infographics used to illustrate these points. Infographics, such as: Understanding Where to Find Affordable Medical Insurance, The Right Way To Make A Health Insurance Comparisons, Affordable Medical Insurance Isn’t Just A Dream, Is Low-Deductible Health Insurance A Bad Thing, illustrate the hardships that uninsured and underinsured Americans may face.

Armed with the knowledge like:

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?

Consumers shopping for health care coverage can then eliminate policies that do not suit their needs, their medical histories or their finances.

And in light of the week's medical news that the pills they've been taking for so long are little more than a waste of money, it's more imperative than ever that health insurance consumers do what they can to take care of themselves through exercise and diet lifestyle changes.

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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.com/ or call 888.748.5152.

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