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Health Insurance Policy Choices - General Health Insurance Guide Grants Pass OR

Can I afford health insurance? The bottom line is the amount of the premium. If the premium is more than you can afford, but you are still interested.

Health Insurance Place
(541) 474-5020
1826 Williams Hwy
Grants Pass, OR
 
Fred King, CFP
The H Group, Inc.
Portland, OR
Company
Company: Fee-Only Financial Planner ("No Commissions")
Type
Registered Investor: Yes
Education
Oregon State University
B.S., Business
Years Experience
Years Experience: 6
Service
Wealth Engineering,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Medicare Planning,Investment & Portfolio Management,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,Portfolio Engineering,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,Alternative Investments,Retirement Planning,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Pl

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Visiting Angels
(541) 617-3868
20473 Mazama Place, Bend,
La Pine, OR
 
La Pine Insurance Center
(541) 536-1718
51379 South Hwy. 97
La Pine, OR
 
Partners In Care
(541) 382-5882
2075 NE Wyatt Court Bend
La Pine, OR
 
Douglas Armstrong
255 Stewart Ave. Suite 101
Medford, OR
Company
Title: Investment Advisor
Company: Armstrong Wealth Management
Service
Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Alternative Investments,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Business Income Tax Planning,Wealth Engineering,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,Wealth Management,Medicaid,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investment Planning,Commission-Only Financial Planning (Full Disclosure),

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Jeff Vass
510 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR
Company
Title: LPL Financial Advisor
Company: Meridian Financial Group
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Service
401k Rollover From Employer,CD Alternative,Disability Insurance,Annuities,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Stock Market Alternative,Alternative Investments,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,Wealth Management,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Retirement Income Dist

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Insurance Store Online/The Insurance Store
(503) 693-1186
West Linn, OR
 
Rebound Physical Therapy LLC
(541) 536-7443
51600 Huntington Rd
La Pine, OR
 
AmeriPlan
(503) 933-3317
3701 Sw Condor Ave
Portland, OR
 
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Health Insurance Policy Choices - General Health Insurance Guide

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Health Insurance Policy Choices

This is a big question. If you are shopping for health insurance on your own you will have a wide range of factors to consider. Even if your employer provides you with health insurance, you may have multiple plans to choose from. How do you decide what's right for you?

The most important thing, before deciding on health insurance, is to ask yourself the right questions:

Can I afford health insurance?
The bottom line is the amount of the premium. If the premium is more than you can afford, but you are still interested, perhaps you can tailor the plan to fit you. Are there options to insure only large health expenses? If your family is in good health, you could gamble that you will only need coverage for large health expenses, such as 'emergency' situations, and tailor your coverage that way.

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State policies on insurance vary widely. Some states require that insurance companies cover everyone, regardless. This means that the risk is spread over everyone, and your premiums will be the same as everyone else's even if you are young and healthy. In this case, your options for a lower price policy will be limited.

You might have to look for a job which has health insurance as a benefit in this case, if you can't afford premiums.

What am I expected to pay?
It's not just about the premiums you pay for health insurance. It's also about the costs that you incur when you use health services. What is the deductible? What percentage of the health expense (minus deductible) will I be reimbursed? These are also important considerations, especially if you or your family members are frequent users of health care services.

Does this medial insurance plan cover the services I (or my family) use?
If you have seen a Chiropractor for years you will likely want this to be a covered therapy. Not all health insurance plans cover alternative health practitioners - check the fine print.

Not all health insurance plans cover preventative medicine. If you'd rather take action before you get sick check your coverage.

Also, be sure that the medial insurance will cover you for your pre-existing health conditions. If it doesn't, or it has a waiting period, be sure you understand how that will impact you and your family.

Health insurance plans may also restrict your ability to change doctors, see doctors outside of the plan or get access to specialists. Read the fine print.

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Oregon State Mandated Health Insurance Coverage

Medical insurance benefits that insurers must provide include: alcohol/substance abuse, acupuncturist, ambulance transportation and services, anti-psychotic drugs, autism, autism spectrum disorder, bilateral cochlear implant, brain injury, breast reconstruction, cervical cancer/HPV screening, chemotherapy, chiropractor, clinical trial (cancer), colorectal cancer screening, contraceptives, dentist, denturist, dependent coverage (including newborns, adopted children, noncustodial children or stepchildren, dependent students/adults, domestic partner and civil union), diabetes (self-management and supplies), emergency room service, facility (public or other), family therapist, hearing aids for minors, HPV vaccine, long-term care, mammography, marriage therapist, mastectomy, maternity (including minimum stay), mental health, nurse practitioner, off-label drug use, optometrist, orthotics, physician assistant, PKU/metabolic disorder, preventive health services, prosthetics, prostate cancer screening, psychologist, smoking cessation, social worker, telemedicine, including services provided in connection with the treatment of diabetes

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