Finding Insurance Can Be Overwhelming. The Good News Is, You Have Options.
Major medical is the top tier of health insurance. It’s comprehensive, it costs more and it’s available regardless of health history or pre-existing conditions.
Major medical insurance is, well, major.
It’s what we call comprehensive coverage, “Obamacare” plans, ACA-compliant coverage and “traditional” health insurance.
With major medical, certain types of benefits must be covered by the plan, by law, even if you don’t have any intention of using those benefits.
These must-be-covered benefits are known as the “10 essential health benefits.” They include things like preventive care, maternity services, mental health care, prescription drugs and more.
Short Term Medical
Short term coverage can be a good temporary option for medical insurance. It’s designed to be just-in-case protection — you only use it when you really need it.
Short term medical insurance is health insurance that’s designed to be temporary.
If you need a stopgap for a temporary situation, something to tide you over until you can get a more comprehensive health plan, or you can’t afford the robust benefits of a major medical plan, short term medical is an affordable and convenient option for health insurance.
If you get sick, injured or end up in the hospital, ancillary benefits can help you cover the cost of your care — or help with everyday life expenses until you’re better.
Supplemental insurance is a plan that you can buy to supplement your existing health insurance.
Whether you have major medical insurance or a short term health insurance plan, supplemental coverage gives you a boost.
That’s because supplemental insurance — a.k.a. ancillary or voluntary benefits — helps you cover out-of-pocket costs when you get sick or injured. It doesn’t add any actual coverage. It just helps you take care of the costs.
Medicare Advantage plans typically cover benefits that Original Medicare doesn’t like prescription drugs, dental and vision, hearing aids and exams.
Original Medicare probably won’t cover all the care that you need as you get older.
Medicare Advantage plans cover at least everything that Original Medicare (Parts A & B together) cover and have a cap in place to limit your out-of-pocket spending for the year.
You may have a monthly premium, or you might not. Regardless, you’ll always pay any premiums you would under Original Medicare.
Medigap policies are private plans available to people with Original Medicare to cover some or nearly all of the out-of-pocket costs under Parts A and B.
Medigap policies are standardized, but cost and availability vary based on where you live and the company you buy a plan from.
Medigap plans are guaranteed-issue and your medical history can’t be used against you if you buy a plan when you’re first eligible for Medicare — within six months of turning 65 and enrolling in Medicare Part B.
Dental insurance can help you cover the cost of cleanings and more expensive dental issues, like emergency tooth repair or jaw problems.
Dental insurance isn’t just for run-of-the-mill cleanings. Like every kind of insurance, dental coverage is designed to take care of you when the what-ifs crop up.
While most dental plans won’t cover major, expensive work at 100% — in fact, it’s usually about 50% — they can reduce your out-of-pocket costs by a lot.
Vision insurance is a low-cost way to cover routine eye care, glasses and contacts, and maybe even a few extras like elective eye surgery, LASIK.
Vision insurance, as you might expect, covers preventive care and treatments for a host of eye-related problems.
Vision insurance isn’t just for people with vision problems though. Like health insurance and dental coverage, vision insurance keeps your out-of-pocket costs in check if you need unexpected care.
If you’re an adult and you have eyeballs, you’ll need to get vision insurance on your own. You can do that by adding a supplemental vision plan to existing coverage or buying a standalone plan.
Vehicle insurance is coverage for cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc. to provide financial protection against physical damage or bodily injury resulting from accidents.
Having vehicle insurance is required by law in most states. If you are at fault in an accident, the auto liability coverage required on your auto insurance policy helps pay for covered losses, such as the other party’s medical bills and damage to their vehicle or other property that results from the accident. It also helps pay your legal fees, if you’re taken to court over the accident.
Property insurance provides protection against most risks to your property and personal belongings, such as fire, theft, and sometimes even weather damage.
Examples of property insurance include homeowners, renters, and flood insurance policies. These policies can provide coverage for damages caused by fire, flooding, theft, weather, and other risks.
From renters and home insurance to coverage for vacation properties, condos, and valuables, we can connect you with the right product to insure all your stuff.
Life insurance is a way to provide for the people you love even in death, whether that’s just to cover funeral costs or to offset a loss in income.
Term life: Term life insurance offers coverage for a set amount of time, typically around 30 years. Once the term ends, you no longer have coverage, even if you die after it expires. So you risk paying premiums for 30 years and never getting to use it. On the flip side, it costs much less than whole life.
Whole life: Whole life insurance offers coverage for your whole life, regardless of when you die. It usually comes with much higher premiums, but these premiums won’t increase as you get older. Whenever you buy a policy, the amount you pay stays the same for the life of the policy.
Schedule your one-on-one insurance consultation with a coverage team member, privately and at your convenience.