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Why do employers promote HSA over PPO?

Why do companies promote HSA as superior to PPO, is there some benefit to them? Barring any extreme medical circumstances, when does HSA make sense over PPO? [more inside]
posted by nodebunny on May 30, 2014 - 26 answers

Should I maintain a separation of Health and State?

I will need new health insurance as my insurance company is dropping individual policyholders in my state ahead of the new Affordable Care Act. I do not qualify for any subsidies under the new law and have no reason to think that will change. A friend suggested that I avoid buying insurance through our state exchange and buy straight from an insurance company to keep the IRS and government out of my health business. Is this a valid argument?
posted by cecic on Oct 25, 2013 - 19 answers

Which health plan should I choose?

I'm allowed to choose a health plan through my employer. Out of the nine options, I've managed to narrowed it down to five. Scanning through the comparison chart, they all look about the same. They all make you choose a primary care physician and coordinate everything through her or him. Copays are about the same. Premiums vary within $20/month or so. Does anyone have any experience with any of these? Any strong recommendations or dire warnings? [more inside]
posted by trevor_case on Oct 10, 2013 - 13 answers

Can I buy a car out of state (CA) without changing my driver's license?

I am a Rhode Island resident. I'm in San Francisco, CA for several months, working. I've decided to buy a car from a friend here, and today I'm going over to give him the money (I've been driving it for a week or two, since he already bought a new car and we trust each other). [more inside]
posted by betsbillabong on Feb 26, 2013 - 6 answers

I Can't Afford My Meds

NYS Health Insurance Filter: I live in New York state. I am between jobs. I just enrolled in Healthy NY because I can no longer afford my monthly COBRA payments through my former employer. The good news is that my monthly premium with my new insurance is reduced by 50% from what I was paying for COBRA. The bad news is, I just realized that in all likelihood none of the prescription medications I take regularly are covered by this plan. Please help me figure out what, if any, my options are at this point. [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Jan 26, 2013 - 20 answers

What are you MA insurer experiences?

[MA Health Care Filter] I've recently become ineligible for health insurance from my erstwhile employer and need to choose a Massachusetts based insurer to individually purchase coverage from. What is your insurer anecdata? [more inside]
posted by andorphin on Dec 15, 2012 - 8 answers

Health Insurance Coverage for Separated Spouse?

I have a question regarding employer's health insurance coverage of a separated spouse. I understand that the information I might (hopefully) be given would be general and not necessarily pertinent in my case but since it's close to a holiday and I cannot get more specific information until next week, I'm hoping that some general info will calm the freakout I feel just around the corner. [more inside]
posted by SweetTeaAndABiscuit on Nov 20, 2012 - 9 answers

Affordable student health insurance in New York?

I have recently lost my health insurance. While it is possible I will be reinstated to the plan I lost, which is provided in conjunction with my school, I need to be insured again ASAP, and I don't mind the possibility of doubling up on insurance for a short period of time. New Yorkers, do you know of any affordable (<$500 or so per month) plans I might be eligible for? I am a full time college student. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Can I get MassHealth as a FT grad student with a small income?

I'm a full-time graduate student & MA resident about to turn 26 in August and lose my parent's health insurance. My school offers health insurance, but it costs $3000 for the year, which I cannot afford. I have looked into applying for MassHealth but it seems like I am not guaranteed to be approved since I do have coverage available from my school. [more inside]
posted by kmavap on Mar 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Who Do I Write My COBRA Check To?

COBRAfilter: Do I make the check for the plan payment out to the health insurance company, or to my former employer? The info packet former employer gave me is woefully shoddily written and leaves out key details like that. I've never enrolled in COBRA before, so not sure what to do. Check is due by Thursday. HR at former company notoriously difficult to actually track down via email or phone to get an answer.
posted by thereemix on Feb 27, 2012 - 17 answers

Health insurance 101

I have health insurance for the first time... what do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Feb 3, 2012 - 11 answers

The hospital where I was born is trying to screw me.

We live in California. My wife had to go to the ER in my Virginia hometown last year. She gave them her insurance info. Four months later, they sent an enormous bill for a small amount of care. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on Jan 9, 2012 - 13 answers

My brother needs his knee fixed but can't pay for it.

My brother was scheduled to have knee surgery, but has just lost insurance coverage. How can I help him? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Oct 26, 2011 - 16 answers

Should I be screened for BRAC?

What potential drawbacks could there be if I get tested for the BRAC1 or 2 mutation? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Oct 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Does anyone gather statistics or investigate health ins. companies for denying necessary tests?

Is there an agency or organization to complain to when an insurance company denies a test that results in extended but easily avoidable pain & suffering? [more inside]
posted by xyzzy on Oct 16, 2011 - 7 answers

dumb people need health insurance too

I screwed up by waiting too long to get health insurance. Now what do I do? [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Sep 29, 2011 - 17 answers

Double the benefit, double the fun

I can insure my spouse through my employer. My spouse can insure me through his employer. Right now we are just going with the better of the two plans. Is there any reason we would want to sign up for both? [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Sep 16, 2011 - 18 answers

How long must I wait?

Is it reasonable for it to take over a week for my doctor's office to get back to me about an MRI? [more inside]
posted by novalis_dt on Aug 25, 2011 - 9 answers

I went to a doctor that isn't my HMO doctor and no one noticed until the bill was due. What now?

I unknowingly went to a doctor that is not my primary care physician on my HMO plan. What's the damage going to be? What can I do for the best possible outcome? [more inside]
posted by hot little pancake on Jul 11, 2011 - 13 answers

Affordable scripts.

I currently unemployed but have health insurance. It has an insane annual deductible that I cannot afford. I am a diabetic who is running out of refills on my prescriptions. So, how can I cheaply get someone to write me scripts? [more inside]
posted by munchingzombie on Jun 27, 2011 - 10 answers

Big Brother Health Care?

What kind of recourse do I have when my company's new health insurance will be charging me if I don't take a biometric screening and health assessment? [more inside]
posted by jillithd on May 17, 2011 - 28 answers

How can a negative HIV test affect a person's insurance premiums?

I'm a health care professional, and I recently read on a physician's blog that a negative HIV test on your health record may affect life or health insurance premiums. I have a vague idea of why this might be, but if any infectious disease, insurance or other professionals could shed some light on this, please explain!
posted by cothebadger on Nov 19, 2010 - 16 answers

Insurance companies and collusion? Naaw.

Is the insurance industry conducting an organized campaign through word of mouth to use the recent healthcare bill changes to maximize profits by manipulating public perception? [more inside]
posted by readery on Nov 10, 2010 - 11 answers

Can you enroll in Medicare part B only?

Can you enroll in Medicare Part B (medical) only? [more inside]
posted by Danila on Jun 9, 2010 - 8 answers

Tips for Miami & key West

What to wear to an academic conference in Miami? (plus other advice for Miami & Key West) [more inside]
posted by Wilder on May 12, 2010 - 11 answers

Life Advisor: A lawyer for my grownup answers (similar to a Dad for my childhood answers)

Is it possible to find a good "renaissance man/jack of all trades" Legal adviser for my real-world questions/grown-up decision making? [more inside]
posted by WhereAmI on May 7, 2010 - 7 answers

Questions about a Canadian taking a Post-Doc in Orlando

I was offered a post-doc position in Orlando, Florida today (yay!). As the fantasy of employment after a PhD becomes a (potential) reality, I'm overwhelmed with figuring out what I would need to do and the associated expenses will be required for me take this position. Those who have tread before me, please help steer me in the right directions. [more inside]
posted by gavia on May 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Option NOT to cure a lapse in health insurance coverage?

Can I and/or should I be reimbursed for an employer-caused lapse of less than 30 days in group health insurance in Connecticut? [more inside]
posted by bunnycup on Jan 19, 2010 - 17 answers

I miss my country's healthcare system

I'm a grad student in Massachusetts. My school-sponsored health insurance is terrible. The maximum benefit limit is 75,000$ and covers only 80% in-network, 60% out-of-network. I'm poor, but since I'm from abroad, none of the state-supported programs will help. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by gmarceau on Nov 18, 2009 - 6 answers

What are my options for insurance?

What are my options for insurance? [more inside]
posted by suncoursing on Jul 15, 2009 - 9 answers

Health Insurance Reviews

Do you know any good health insurance review sites? Would/do you trust them? [more inside]
posted by philosophistry on Jun 17, 2009 - 3 answers

Health Insurance Woes

Our daughter's back was broken when a 67 foot dead ash tree fell on her in a public park. HAP (Health Alliance Plan), our insurance company, is deliberately delaying review of authorization for her to see her neurosurgeon until after her appointment tomorrow. What do we do? [more inside]
posted by clarkstonian on May 26, 2009 - 31 answers

Unfortunately, "Move to Canada" is also not an option.

I Live in A Stupid, NonSocialized Imperialistic Country Filter: Please hope me find private health insurance. [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on May 18, 2009 - 26 answers

Best Medicare Choice?

Too many time-sucking choices--need to cut to the Medicare chase if anyone knows the drill out there. [more inside]
posted by Elsie on Mar 5, 2009 - 5 answers

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