How To Get An Understanding Of The Health Insurance Situation In Your State
The best place to start to learn about the insurance situation in your state is with the reputable, objective, web sites that provide a free overview. The other sections of this document contain the names of five such sites starting with a site provided by the federal government. The rest of the sites are in alphabetical order. A brief summary of the contents of each site is contained in other sections of this article.
- www.HealthCare.gov - includes all of the health insurance plans available in your area including from private insurers and state high-risk pools. In addition to details about benefits, the site includes what percentage of applicants were denied or had to pay a surcharge because of health status.
- www.ahirc.org -includes insurance through associations and some unions
- www.coverageforall.org - includes a live operator
NOTE: If you need more information, and/or to confirm that information which is important to you is up-to-date, speak with your local disease specific non-profit organization, an experienced insurance broker, your state insurance department, or study the laws yourself. You can locate your state insurance department at naic.org/state web map.htm