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Health insurance is tricky in more ways than one. Start here to better understand the ins and outs, jargon, and more. Then learn more about options to consider and ways to navigate the system.
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Health Insurance Community Rating vs. Experience Rating
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What Is a Health Insurance Guaranty Association?
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How Does Farm Bureau Health Coverage Work?
Tobacco users may face insurance surcharges
Health Insurance Surcharges for Tobacco Users: State and Federal Rules
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Medical Guidelines Ensure Quality and Consistency in Health Care
For a secure future you've got to plan for it
What Is Post-Claims Underwriting?
Best Prescription Discount Cards
The 6 Best Prescription Discount Cards of 2021
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What Is a High Deductible Health Plan?
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What Is State Continuation Coverage, and Where Is It Available?
Spouses may want to be on the same plan, or they may not. There's no one-size-fits-all answer
Should You and Your Spouse Have Separate Health Insurance Plans?
Health Insurance If You Live in More Than One State
How Health Insurance Works When You Live in Multiple States
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What Is a Health Reimbursement Arrangement?
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When Health Insurance Refuses to Cover an ER Visit
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Minimum Value From Health Insurance: What Does It Mean?
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What Is Self-Insured Health Insurance?
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What Is the Hyde Amendment?
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What Is a Health Insurance Death Spiral?
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What Happens When You Need Both Medicare and Medicaid
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Does Health Insurance Cover Transgender Health Care?
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Pregnant With No Maternity Insurance? What Now?
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What an Out-of-Network Provider Means
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How to Talk About Health Insurance
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Do You Know How Your Health Insurance Provider Network Works?
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Your Income Level May Put You in a Medicaid-Eligible Category
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How Healthcare Rationing Works
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Factors to Consider When You Get Health Insurance
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Why You Might Still Owe Even After Meeting Your Healthcare Deductible
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Catastrophic Health Insurance Overview
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What to Know About Universal HealthCare Coverage
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Prior Authorization Is a Way to Make Sure Health Care is Covered
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Are Health Insurance Companies Making Unreasonable Profits?
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Best Long-Term Care Insurance Companies of 2021
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What Is Actuarial Value & What Does It Mean for My Health Insurance?
Receptionist giving insurance card to patient.
How Health Plans Prevent Adverse Selection
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Health Plans Often Require Pre-Approval for Various Medical Procedures
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COBRA vs. Obamacare: Which Is Better?
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Deductible vs. Copayment: What's the Difference?
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How Your Family Health Insurance Deductible Works
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Copay vs. Coinsurance: What's the Difference and Which Is Riskier?
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Lost Your Health Insurance? Not Open Enrollment? What Now?
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Can't Pay Your Health Insurance Deductible? What Now?
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Learn What the Difference is Between Deductible and Coinsurance
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What to Expect When You Join an HMO
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What Is Hospital Observation Status?
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How Does a Family Aggregate Deductible Work?
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I Missed My Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period. What Can I Do?
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What Counts Toward Your Health Insurance Deductible?
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How Health Insurance Co-ops Offer Health Insurance at Reduced Costs
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Discover What a PPO Is and How It Can Work for You
Why Your Health Insurance Won't Pay for Your Health Care
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What Your Insurance Company Means by Reasonable and Customary
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What to Do If You Have Lost Your Health Insurance
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The Basics of Major Medical Health Insurance
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Learn Why your Health Insurance Premiums Increase Each Year
Cost-sharing and your health insurance.
Cost-Sharing With Your Health Insurance
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Value-Based Payment Systems Reward Doctors for Efficiency
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Learn If You Qualify for Guaranteed Issued Health Insurance
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7 Health Insurance Concepts You Need to Understand
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6 Free or Low-Cost Health Insurance Options
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Find out What Type of Doctor Can Be Your Primary Care Physician (PCP)