Are you health insurance literate? People’s literacy lies on a spectrum of knowledge with the majority skewed to the least literate side. Do you have the knowledge, ability and confidence to find and evaluate information about health plans, select the best plan for your own (or family’s) financial and health circumstances, and use the plan … Continue reading What is Health Insurance Literacy?
Ever since High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) emerged on the health insurance scene combined with the myriad of savings accounts as solutions to stem the increase in health care costs, an underlying and essential ingredient for success also poured into the mix. We would need people to engage in the right kind of consumer behaviors … Continue reading Are you engaging in consumer behaviors to get the most value of your healthcare spend?
Health insurance companies are taking proactive and supportive positions when it comes to COVID-19. According to public announcements made by many of the national insurance carriers in the United States, the cost of testing for COVID-19 may be covered at 100%. What type of treatment and services should I expect to see billed to my … Continue reading Understand your health insurance coverage for COVID-19 treatment
Do you pay for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses using a health savings account, health reimbursement account and/or a flexible spending account? Confused over which to use, how they overlap or whether to tap into them? You’re not alone. The rules can be complicated and unclear. If you’re not careful, you could leave money on the table. … Continue reading Know your HSA, HRA & FSA plans
The open enrollment benefits period is the one time of the year employers allow you to make changes to your benefit elections with very few questions asked. Take advantage of it. It’s not uncommon for our own benefit elections to run on auto pilot rolling over each year. Take a few minutes to run an … Continue reading Top 5 Benefits Open Enrollment Must-Dos