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Individual Health Insurance & Group Heath Insurance Coverage Clemmons NC

If you buy health insurance individually, and you are self-employed, a significant percentage of your health premium should be tax-deductible. Read on and know more.

John Medwin
1120 Old Ridge Rd.
East Bend, NC
Company
Title: Retirement Specialist
Company: Medwin & Associates
Education
Gardner Webb University
Years Experience
Years Experience: 15
Service
Stock Market Alternative,Wealth Management,Life Insurance,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Estate Tax Planning,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Medicare Planning,Retirement Planning,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Alternative Investments,Annuities,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning

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Community Employee Benefits
(336) 765-4980
3195 Maplewood Ave
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Salem Benefits Group
(336) 793-5943
723 Coliseum Dr
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Cameron Insurance Services
(336) 896-0706
8030 N Point Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Rick White, RFC
8317 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC
Company
Title: Registered Financial Consultant
Company: American Planning Group, Inc.
Education
Marietta College/BA
College For Financial Planning/1 year
Years Experience
Years Experience: 32
Service
Life Settlements,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Reverse Mortgage,Medicare Planning,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investment Planning,Commission-Only Financial Planning (Full Disclosure),Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Mortgage Refinancing,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Alternative Investments,Disa

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Passport Health Inc
(336) 768-0717
3722 Vest Mill Rd
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Hallmark Group
(336) 760-2545
3821 Derbyshire RD
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Puckett III, Jody - State Farm Insurance Agent
(336) 759-0204
4680-D Brownsboro Road
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Clark Benefits Group
(336) 771-8600
3654 Cornell Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC
 
John Medwin
1120 Old Ridge Rd.
East Bend, NC
Company
Title: Retirement Specialist
Company: Medwin & Associates
Education
Gardner Webb University
Years Experience
Years Experience: 15
Service
Stock Market Alternative,Wealth Management,Life Insurance,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Estate Tax Planning,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Medicare Planning,Retirement Planning,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Alternative Investments,Annuities,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning

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Individual Health Insurance & Group Heath Insurance Coverage

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What's the Difference between Group Health Insurance and Individual Health Insurance?

It's always you who is healthily insured (this includes your family, as long as you purchase the right coverage). However, you can be healthily insured as part of a group. This is group insurance. The advantage is that, as part of a group, the risk to the health insurance company is spread over the group. Normally, this means that you pay less than what you would pay for individual health insurance. That's why group health coverage is so popular.

So, with group health insurance you are still covered as an individual (or family), but the risk to the health insurance company is spread around the group. However, another reason, that health insurance is usually cheaper, is that a group guarantees the health insurance company more business. Anything that reduces their risk or increases the amount of money they collect in premiums means savings to you.

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Even for very tiny groups, group health insurance policies are often subject to different rules, are more competitive and offer lower prices than individual health insurance policies. As a member of a group, the health insurance company basically considers you 'pre-qualified' and that reduces their risk.

For instance, if you get health insurance through your job that means you are healthy enough to work. For a health insurance company, this is a big plus. They can afford to offer you a lower premium because you are less likely to cost them as much money. Unfortunately, if you are applying for health insurance on your own the health insurance company doesn't have that same assurance - and so the premiums you pay will reflect this.

So, it's well worth it to find a group - whether it is through an alumni association, a trade association or through a professional association. You can also consider the American Association of Retired Persons if you are over 50 and trying to get health insurance. They offer an excellent plan.

Note that even some credit card companies will offer health insurance group coverage.

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North Carolina State Mandated Health Insurance Coverage

Medical insurance benefits that insurers must provide include: alcohol/substance abuse, birthing center/midwife, bone mass measurement, breast reconstruction, cervical cancer/HPV screening, chiropractor, cleft lip and palate, clinical trial (cancer), colorectal cancer screening, contraceptives, dental anesthesia, dentist, dependent coverage (including newborns, adopted children, foster children, disabled dependent adults), diabetes (self-management and supplies), emergency room service, facility (public and other), family therapist, lymph edema, mammography, marriage therapist, mastectomy (including minimum stay), maternity (including minimum stay), mental health, newborn hearing screening, nurse (including midwife, anesthetist, practitioner, psychiatric), off-label drug use, optometrist, ovarian cancer screening, pastoral counselor, pharmacist, physician assistant, podiatrist, professional counselor, prostate cancer screening, psychologist, social worker, TMJ disorder, well child care

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