Learn the basics about health insurance including open enrollment period, rate factors, the different kinds of health insurance, and how to shop for it and get the best deal
Looking to enroll in a new individual or family health insurance plan? Don’t submit an application for health insurance until you read this!
Important facts and information about COBRA health insurance: How much it costs, who can get it, what's covered, and how long you can keep it.
Not sure how to choose a health insurance plan that’s right for you? We can help.
Looking for health insurance but don’t know an indemnity plan from a Preferred Provider Organization? We’ve got you covered.
Find out whether cancer insurance makes sense for you and which companies sell it. You'll also learn how to avoid the pitfalls of cancer health insurance policies.
If you are, or are going to be a college student, you have many options when it comes to getting health insurance coverage while keeping costs low.
Many patients want alternative health care, but getting insurance coverage can be tough. Here's what you need to know to get the most out of your health insurance.
Before you go to the doctor for any reason or face the possible need for a medical procedure or treatment, one of your first questions is probably “Will my health insurance cover this?” Answering that question isn’t always easy. Health insurance is complicated and the jargon used can seem like gobbledygook.
People with high deductible health insurance plans can enroll in a health savings account (HSA) to help pay for their medical expenses.
For small business owners, purchasing health insurance for your employees can feel like a full-time job. But it's an important part of running a successful business, and it's not as difficult as it seems.
Do you and your spouse both qualify for health insurance through your employers? If so, you might have a hard time deciding which plan to use
Substance abuse is a serious issue that affects many Americans. Fortunately, getting insurance to cover the costs of substance abuse treatment is becoming easier than ever.
Here are your options if your job doesn't provide health insurance coverage.
Today's health insurance plans do a better job than ever of covering mental health services and treatments. Here's why and how they provide that coverage.
You know that Explanation of Benefits (EOB) statement your health insurance company sends out after you visit a doctor, clinic, or hospital? Here's how you can make sense of all the information included on it.
Getting ready to go on an international vacation or trip? Make sure you know what your health plan will or won't cover if you visit a doctor or hospital abroad before you leave.
Consider buying either Travel Medical, Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance, or both of these products if you want to be covered while traveling outside the U.S.
Millions of Americans are overweight and even obese. That means millions of people in the U.S. need to lose weight. Here's all you need to know about whether or not your health plan covers various weight-loss treatments and services.
There's no question physical therapy helps millions of people relieve pain, restore function, and improve mobility each year. That doesn't mean health insurance always covers its costs, unfortunately. Here's all you need to know about how these plans treat--or don't treat--this kind of care.
Experts expect the number of people living with some type of dementia to skyrocket in the coming years. Will health insurance or Medicare cover all the related costs if you're one of them? It depends on the plan, your financial situation, and more.
As long as Obamacare continues to exist, you can save money on health insurance coverage via premium tax credits if you meet certain criteria. Here's everything you need to know about these important subsidies.
You're mostly out of luck if you get health coverage through the federal marketplace, Medicare, or Medicaid. If you get it through an employer, though, it may just help you pay for this often-pricey medical care.
Child-only health insurance might seem strange, but a lot of youths need it. Here's everything you need to know about these plans to get the best coverage for the best price. (If you have to pay for it at all.)
Where you live has a lot to do with whether or not you have access to health plans that cover abortion. Also important: whether you get insurance through a job, the federal and state marketplaces, or programs like Medicaid and Medicare.
Although most U.S. health plans cover medications, they don't always do so in the same ways or to the same extent. Here's everything you need to know about how different health insurance plan types deal with prescription drugs.
From mental health care to physical therapy, not all plans are created equal. Find out which treatments are covered by your health insurance plan and which are not.
Immunizations do more than keep people healthy. They also keep people alive. That isn't the only reason insurance usually covers them, but it is a big one. Here's all you need to know about health plans, shots, and vaccines.
Going to the ER for medical care is expensive. Yet millions of Americans do it every year. Here's why that is--and why you should go to an urgent care center or a doctor if your illness or injury isn't an emergency.
For many people, giving birth is the single most important yet expensive healthcare event in their lives. Having proper health insurance and maternity coverage is vital for expectant mothers.
If you're going to have a baby, you need health insurance. But what kind of plan best covers all of the costs of pregnancy? And how can you get that coverage if you don't already have it? Here's all you need to know to get the best health plan for your pregnancy.
You probably already know that most U.S. health plans cover a lot of prenatal care. But did you know they cover a lot of postnatal care, too? Here's all you need to know about the many services and treatments insurance usually covers after you have a baby.
Having a baby can be expensive--even if everything goes as planned. Here's how much various components of a "typical" pregnancy tend to cost and how your health plan is likely to cover (or not cover) them.
Having a baby is stressful and expensive enough without throwing unexpected costs and issues into the mix. Thankfully, U.S. health plans cover quite a few of them.
Although most women in the U.S. deliver babies in a hospital, that's far from their only option these days. They don't have to rely on doctors or obstetricians either. Doulas and midwives are increasingly common, as are birthing centers as well as home and water births. Here's how health plans tend to treat them.
Much like dental and hearing care, standard health plans in the U.S. rarely cover vision care. Why is that the case? And what other insurance options are available to Americans who want to cut their eye-care costs? Keep reading for answers to both questions and many more.
Women (and men) who want or need to use birth control have a ton of options these days. But do U.S. health plans usually cover those contraceptives? You’ll find answers to that question and many others in this article.
Hearing loss is a fact of life for millions of Americans, yet U.S. health insurance plans provide spotty coverage for hearing tests, hearing aids, and the like. Here's all you need to know about why that is and what you can do about it.
Millions of Americans seek professional help for mental health issues every year. Many others could benefit from doing the same, but don’t for various reasons. Can health insurance help cover some or even all of these costs?
Along with copayments and coinsurance, these are two of the most basic components of a health insurance plan. What are the differences between deductibles and out-of-pocket limits?
What are medical alert systems? How do they work? Who needs them? Who sells them? How much do they cost? And, perhaps most importantly, does health insurance cover them? You’ll answers to those questions and others here.
Health insurance is expensive. You can make it less so, though, if you deduct some of what you spend on it from your taxes. Here’s all you need to know about when you can and can’t write off health insurance expenses as well as how you can do so.
If you’re injured doing something athletic, you may have to see a sports medicine specialist for treatment. But will health insurance cover the initial visit and any resulting care? It depends on your policy and even on your injury, as you’ll learn in this article.
Asthma can be a complicated condition to treat and manage. And those complications often make living with the chronic disease expensive. Health insurance provides some relief, but only if you have the right plan. Here’s all you need to know about how various US health plans do and don’t cover asthma care.
Do you have some form of health coverage? Do you need chiropractic care? If your answer to both of those questions is "yes," you may be in luck. Most health insurance plans pay at least some of the costs of these treatments.
Did you miss buying health insurance during the yearly open enrollment period? You can still get coverage during a special enrollment period. To qualify for one, you need a “change in situation.” Here’s what that means and what you can do about it.
Millions of people rely on orthotics to lead active, pain-free lives. Although some health plans will help you pay for these braces, supports, and other devices, many will not. Here's all you need to know about how, when, and why insurance does and doesn’t cover orthotics.
By law, most health insurance plans have to cover people with pre-existing conditions. But which plans are the best? Which ones are the worst? And which ones don’t have to cover those conditions? You’ll find answers to all these questions and more here.
Does insurance cover chemotherapy? It does, but that’s just part of the story. Here’s everything you need to know about how different health plans cover this cancer treatment, how much it costs with and without insurance, and how cancer insurance fits into the picture.