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10 Easy Ways To Keep Ohio Health Care Costs Down

Author : Tracy Mc Manamon   Top Author

The truth about Ohio health insurance is that costs are rising. If you have been watching the news or reading the newspaper you know that it is a constant battle for insurance companies to provide insurance at an affordable rate while also making money. People are demanding lower costs, but the government is asking that certain criteria be met, putting the insurance company in the middle of both demands from the government and the people. What can the average person in Ohio do to avoid the rising costs? Follow these ten easy steps to keep Ohio Health Insurance costs down. n n 1. Each health care provider can provide you with a list of in-network providers that they cover. By getting a copy of this list and making sure that you only go to the ones that are in your network you can save yourself time and money. n n 2. Are you in the unfortunate situation of needing surgery? If so, research which hospitals near you can do the surgery. Also, see if paying in cash would make the procedure cheaper. n n 3. When a doctor prescribes you medication see if that is the only option for your condition. If it is, see if you can get generic instead of name brand medication. n n 4. If you need a prescription filled see how much it would cost to get the generic instead of the name brand medicine. Many times the quality is actually the same, but the name brand is just much more expensive. n n 5. Avoid the Emergency Room! Many people do not realize how expensive it is to step foot in the emergency room. If possible go to an in-network doctor or urgent care center instead. n n 6. To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? Many parents still struggle with this question. If you decide to vaccinate and/or get flu shots, try to get them at a clinic so that you do not have to go to the doctors. n n 7. If you have health insurance in Ohio and need prescriptions, one option usually available to you is mail-order prescriptions. Not only is this much more convenient, but it definitely saves you money if you are going to be needing frequent prescriptions. n n 8. Preventative care has become a focus for insurance companies selling Ohio health insurance. Some “offer subsidies for gym memberships or premium discounts”. n n 9. A benefit of insurance companies focusing more on preventative care is that there are no copayments or deductibles for preventative care visits. n n 10. Billing companies can make mistakes, so make sure you are only being billed for medical expenses that you actually have. n n These are very simple steps to take, but it will assure you that you are getting the best Ohio health insurance available, while also making sure you have money to put food on the table. Contact a local agent who offers health insurance in Ohio to see what rates are available to you.

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