For example, your physician may suggest certain tests to diagnose your condition. Your insurance may not cover the tests, or may determine they don’t think it’s necessary. Medical tests can be quite expensive…make sure you have the coverage you need. Doing your research before you make a final choice on which health insurance policy you get is the best way to avoid problems later.

Pitfalls to Avoid as You Select Your Health insurancePitfall #1. Not getting enough information. Many people in search of health insurance are uninformed. They’re not sure exactly what type of coverage they need…they simply know they need Health insurance. Not all health insurance policies are the same.

The amount of coverage, co-pay amounts, levels of coverage, and how claims are processed are items that can vary greatly. These items can be a great expense if you choose the wrong plan for your needs. The costs can be more than just money. Time and the quality of your health care can also suffer.

This can be especially true if you have chronic health problems and require regular visits to specialists. Don’t assume that just because your health insurance agent shows you a policy that it’s the one you need.

Today’s health care services cover more areas than ever before. Some health insurance policies cover most, some don’t. Take the time to match your needs to the policy that provides coverage in the areas that are important to you.

All Health insurance policies have sections defining what’s covered in each area of health care. You’ll want to make sure you review areas such as health screenings, physical exams, specialists’ care, emergency care, prescription coverage, dental, vision care, family planning, chiropractic, hospitalization, and alternative care coverage.

Pitfall #2. No Comparison. Just as you shop for the best price and quality for items like cars, clothing, groceries, and other monthly expenses, you should do the same when choosing your Health insurance policy. Common items to compare are coverage levels and co-pays for doctor visits, prescription medicine, hospital stays, and emergency health situations. Other items to consider will depend upon your current health status and your age.

By Haadi