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This month: Looking Beyond Premiums
Health care affordability is something we’ve talked a lot about on this blog. On one end of the spectrum, we have the price of premiums, which is what most of us focus on when shopping for plans. But what about other health related costs such as medications, office visits, and lab fees? The Wall Street Journal does a great job of bringing these other infrequent, yet substantial health related costs to the table.
The Journal offers seven great tips to help you save money on healthcare as a whole:
- Understand New Legislation
- Use Preventive Services
- Get Consumer Assistance
- Look for Cheaper Drugs
- Be Smart About High Deductible Plans
- Stay in Network
- Challenge Doctors and Insurers
Efforts are continually being made to make healthcare more accessible, and coverage affordability seems destined to remain a hot topic for the foreseeable future. But whatever your situation is in the meantime, ways to save money are always beneficial. Check out WSJ’s informative article and start putting some of these strategies in play, wherever applicable.