February 1, 2022 by Jessica Gee
We know that health insurance can be confusing, which leads people to under-utilize their benefits.
We are providing a glossary of commonly-used health insurance terms to help you better understand your plan.
North Country HealthCare has trained assistors to help you apply for coverage and understand your benefits.
As many of us are still welcoming in 2022, it might mean you have new health insurance coverage for the new calendar year. Lots of employers who provide coverage for their employees will shop around for new plans year after year, to offer more benefits to their employees and to save money on the cost of insuring their staff. But sometimes a change in your insurance plan can be confusing, and that confusion can sometimes mean individuals are under-utilizing their insurance – not taking advantage of the care that is available to them.
At North Country HealthCare, it is our goal to keep you healthy, so you can continue to do the things you love to do and be with the people you love for a long time! Understanding your health insurance is an important part of staying healthy and happy. If you understand what benefits are available to you, how much they cost (or don’t cost!), and how to use them, that may help you keep your wellness top of mind. It will also help you stay on track with the screenings and immunizations that are recommended based on your age, gender, hereditary factors, pre-existing conditions and overall general health.
At North Country HealthCare, we accept most private insurance plans, which includes most employer-sponsored coverage. We also accept AHCCCS (Arizona’s Medicaid program), KidsCare (children’s health insurance plan in Arizona) and Medicare. Our primary care providers offer wellness exams for patients of all ages, and can complete many age-appropriate screenings as well. When your provider recommends a lab test, many of our locations can perform these on-site, or we can refer you to another location close by.
Below is a glossary of commonly used health insurance terms. We hope these definitions will assist you in better understanding your coverage so you can make your health a top priority in 2022!
For more helpful health insurance terms, visit the glossary from the Health Insurance Marketplace: https://www.healthcare.gov/glossary/
Don’t have health insurance? North Country HealthCare has a team of certified application counselors who can help you see what you qualify for and apply for coverage. Visit our Get Covered page to schedule your free enrollment appointment at a location near you!
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