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When you picked your Obamacare health insurance plan, did you choose something with a monthly premium that felt manageable to you? It’s common for lower monthly premiums to come with higher deductibles, especially in today’s health insurance marketplace.
This arrangement may seem okay until you or your family members need to see the doctor. Many Americans with high deductibles struggle to meet them when medical bills appear.
As a matter of fact, the Commonweath Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey found that in 2014, 31 million U.S. adults age 19 to 64 had such high out-of-pocket costs or deductibles relative to their incomes that they were underinsured. As defined in an issue brief related to the survey, someone who is insured all year is underinsured if any of the following apply:
The survey also found that, in 2014:
Bottom line: A lot of individuals and families are looking for solutions to help with high deductibles and out-of-pocket costs. We put a video together that shows why you don’t have to live your life in a bubble, trying to avoid illness or injury, and how The IHC Group can help.
Metal Gap, a supplemental product from The IHC Group, can help pay your deductible and other accident- and illness-related costs.
Have questions? Contact an IHC representative at 888-839-7679 or fill out a form to have someone contact you.