Finding The Right Health Insurance Policy For You


Released on: September 9, 2009, 3:58 am
Industry: Healthcare

When it comes to purchasing health insurance, you generally have three options: group, state, or individual. Individual insurance can be a bit misleading because it covers not only you, the policyholder, but also your spouse and any dependents you may have. The best way to find optimum health insurance is to go online and compare health insurance quotes.

The pros of individual health insurance include the ability to claim tax benefits and the ability to keep it as long as you pay your premiums. According to the article recently published on, “Generally, an individual health insurance policy is more costly than a group health insurance policy, since the policyholder is responsible for all premium payments.”

However, group insurance has its own benefits. “The most preferred type of health insurance is typically group health insurance,” the article continues. “Most commonly this means employer-sponsored group health insurance. Through a person’s job, he or she can receive health benefits for themselves as well as their entire family.”

Possibly the most attractive attribute of group health insurance is that it is generally cheaper than an individual policy. This is because your employer pays a portion of the premium and it also provides a greater variety of coverage. However, if you are unemployed or if your employer does not offer health benefits then your only option is individual.

If you find yourself ineligible for group health insurance and find individual coverage to be too costly, you might want to consider government funded coverage. Programs such as Medicaid and Medicare exist to serve families with limited means. Check with your state for the specific requirements needed to be eligible.

Health insurance of some kind is important whether you find yourself with group or individual coverage. Your health and the health of your family is one of the most unpredictable aspects in life so insurance is imperative to protect your most valued asset: your family’s physical well being.

staff contribution: Kyle Fitzsimmons

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