Life is unpredictable. Without health insurance, it becomes even more of a moving target when medical expenses arise.
“It goes without saying that these days, people really do need health insurance, because you just don’t know what will happen today, tomorrow, next week, next month or next year. If you don’t have the proper health insurance coverage, you will be left holding an enormous medical bill if something bad happens and you likely won’t be able to pay it,” said Evan Tunis of Florida Healthcare Insurance, Delray Beach, Florida.
While many Americans struggle with the specter of compulsory health insurance in the years to come, they worry about how they will pay for it. They have enough on their plate right now, without trying to find the extra cash to pay for health insurance premiums. Their primary goal, in many cases, is to just get food on the table and keep a roof over their heads.
“But, therein lies a real dilemma,” Tunis said. “If one of the parents gets sick and needs medical care, their budget is completely blown and they may not be able to pay the bill. If they had Tallahassee health insurance, they would have likely be able to deal with the bill without going under financially.”
The best solution to the fear of being taken ill and being unable to deal with the expenses is to get health insurance. There are a number of factors to consider before anyone does ultimately choose what they think will work for them. For instance, anyone needing health insurance really needs to be aware of what coverage they really need. That may include coverage for unexpected medical issues because of an accident or coverage for an unexpected health condition that could happen to anyone, such as diabetes.
Shop around for various providers. Ask questions. Take notes. Compare policies. “Ask more questions and you will find something that fits your budget. Certainly, cost is a major consideration these days and you need to find something that you are able to manage,” Tunis said. “Those on a budget need to discuss this with the health insurance agent, so that they know what your parameters are when they look for policies for you.”
Something else that really does need to be taken into consideration is the customer service offered by the insurance company. “It’s interesting, because most people don’t even think about this, but you should, because if you have to make a claim, have a problem or a question, you will want help when you call. If you can’t get good service up front when you’re shopping for a policy, think twice about spending your money with that company,” Tunis said.