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Affordable Sefl-employed Health Insurance

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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If you're working from home or in a sub-contractor career, you're a good candidate for affordable self-employed health insurance. You need the peace of mind that comes with knowing you're safe from the financial disaster even a single prolonged illness can cause. Now you can get that peace of mind by finding the health insurance you want on the Internet.

You just need to know how to find the right health insurance plan for you and your family. It's as simple as asking a few questions and making sure that you look at several different plans to compare benefits, rates, and options. Knowing what's out there is the first step in selecting a plan you can live with, one that won't cost an arm and a leg.

Getting Affordable Self-employed Health Insurance

There are a lot of websites that offer health insurance plans for all types of situations. Whether you need single coverage or have a family to protect, the right plan is out there. When making your selection, you should have the following information about each plan you're considering. In fact, it's a good idea to list the plans' benefits and costs in columns so that your comparison will be as comprehensive as possible.

  • How long has this company been providing health insurance coverage?
  • How many self-employed customers does this company have?
  • What is the monthly premium for the plan I like?
  • What is the annual deductible for the plan I like? Do I have a choice of deductibles?
  • Is the plan I like part of a provider group so that I am paying less for medical visits?
  • What is my maximum out-of-pocket cost per year?
  • What is the term of the policy? How long is my commitment? Is the policy renewable?
  • Does this plan have options such as dental care, eye care, and long-term health care?
  • What kind of response did I get when I called their customer service line to ask questions? Is their customer service available 24/7?

If you have checked out several plans and asked the above questions for all of them, you will be able to make the best possible decision on your self-employed health insurance.

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