Health Reference Series: Guide to Buying Health Insurance Sourcebook, 1st Edition

  • Angela Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 0780817834
  • ISBN-13: 9780780817838
  • DDC: 368.38
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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This publication arms readers includes guidelines for understanding health-insurance options, drug formularies, copayments, and more so that consumers can make informed decisions about their health insurance. Contains a glossary of terms and other resource information.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Understanding the Importance and Need of Health Insurance.
1: Rising Healthcare Costs in the United States.
2: Role of Insurance in Improving Access and Equity in Healthcare.
3: National Healthcare Expenditures: An Overview.
4: The U.S. Healthcare Coverage in Comparison to Other Advanced or Emerging Economies.
5: Qualifying Health Coverage (Minimum Essential Coverage).
6: Healthcare Coverage and Your Federal Taxes.
7: Health Insurance: Trends and Stats.
8: Health Insurance and Healthcare Quality.
9: Health Insurance Fraud, Abuse, and Wastage.
Private Health Insurance.
10: Private Health Insurance: Premiums and Federal Policy.
11: Situations When You Might Need Private Health Insurance.
12: Key Factors for Choosing a Plan.
13: Types of Health Plans and How They Compare.
14: Types of Employer Group Plans.
15: Health Reimbursement Agreements.
16: COBRA Requirements and Benefits.
17: Self-Insurance and Stop-Loss Plans.
18: Where to Buy Private Health Insurance.
19: Open Enrollment and Special Enrollment Periods.
20: Essential Health Benefits.
21: Additional Health Benefits.
22: Multiple Insurance Plans: Coordination of Benefits.
23: Tips to Make the Most of Your Health Benefits.
Publicly Sponsored Health Insurance.
24: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
25: Insurance Programs under Affordable Care Act.
26: Immigration Status and the Marketplace.
27: Medicare Health Coverage.
28: How Medicare Works with Other Insurance.
29: What Is Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap)?.
30: Medicaid and CHIP.
31: Coverage Options for People with Disability.
32: How to Apply for Health Coverage Exemptions.
Navigating Health Insurance.
33: Roadmap from Coverage to Care.
34: Understanding the Billing Cycle.
35: Surprise Medical Billing or Out-of Network Payment.
36: Health Insurance Claims and Appeals.
37: Filing a Complaint (Grievance).
38: Health Insurance Rights and Protections.
39: Coverage for Preexisting Conditions.
40: Flexibility for Workplace Health Plans in Response to COVID-19.
Healthcare Reforms in the United States.
41: Improving Access to Healthcare.
42: Single-Payer Healthcare System.
43: Strategic Plans to Reform, Strengthen, and Modernize the Nation's Healthcare System.
44: Reforming America's Healthcare System through Choice and Competition.
45: Cutting Back on Healthcare Administrative Spending.
Additional Help and Information.
Glossary of Terms Related to Health Insurance.
Directory of Organizations.