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Elizabeth Davis

Updated Articles and Resources

By Elizabeth Davis

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • How To Decide if You Really Need a Test or Procedure Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Not sure you really need a test or procedure your doctor recommends? Here are some tips on how to decide what's right for you.
    • Find Out How Much Your Medical Care Should Cost Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Can’t figure out how much you should pay for a test or medical procedure? These resources will help you find out how much medical care should cost.
    • 4 Unconventional Ways to Save Money on Healthcare Created: Thursday, March 14, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Save money on health care with techniques like getting Rxs filled free, traveling for care, getting more benefits from a cheaper health plan, and more.
    • Hospitalized in Observation Status? You’ll Pay More Created: Sunday, April 07, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Hospitalized in observation status rather than inpatient? Learn what observation status is, how observation guidelines work, and why you'll pay more." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • How to Choose the Best HMO or PPO Created: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      HMO or PPO, how do I decide which health plan is best for my family? When you get health insurance from your employer, buy private insurance, join a high-risk plan offered by your state, or enroll ...
    • Florida Medicaid Share of Cost—How Does it Work? Created: Thursday, May 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Have Florida Medicaid Share of Cost? Learn to maximize benefits without going broke. If you use Medicaid Share of Cost incorrectly, you’ll pay more and miss out on Medicaid coverage you could...
    • How Does the Health Insurance Subsidy Work? Created: Friday, July 12, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Need help paying for health insurance? The premium tax credit health insurance subsidy can help. Learn how it works, how to apply, and how much you'll get.
    • Out-of-Pocket Maximum—How It Works and Why to Beware Created: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Learn how your out-of-pocket maximum works, what counts towards it, and what you're still required to pay after you've met your out-of-pocket limit.
    • HMO, PPO, EPO & POS—What’s the Difference & Which Is Best? Created: Saturday, September 21, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Learn 6 ways HMO, PPO, EPO & POS health plans differ. Understand how each plan works so you can choose the best one for you. Know what you're buying.
    • Medicare Part B - Understanding Medicare Part B Created: Monday, January 11, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Medicare Part B, also known as the Medical Insurance program, helps cover the costs of medical services, such as your doctor's care and prevention services for the early diagnosis and treatment of ...
    • Health Savings Account – Managing Healthcare Costs with a Health Savings Account Created: Tuesday, March 02, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are a type of account that you can put money into to save for health-related expenses on a tax-free basis. If you decide to open an HSA, you must have a high-deductib...
    • Medicare Advantage Plan - Understanding Medicare Part C Created: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Although most people with Medicare get their health benefits from Original Medicare (Parts A and B), you can choose to get coverage from a Medicare Advantage Plan, sometimes called Medicare Part C....
    • Managed Care – Understanding Managed Care Created: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Most Americans who have health insurance through their employer (and many who are self-insured) are enrolled in some type of a managed care plan. Managed care plans include health maintenance organ...
    • Out-of-Pocket Maximums Created: Monday, December 21, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Learn the meaning of the term “Out-of-Pocket Maximum” from your About.com Guide to Health Insurance.
    • Prescription Abbreviations Created: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Your doctor uses abbreviations (based on Latin words) that tell your pharmacist which medication to give you and directions on how to use that medication. Learning to read a prescription immediatel...
    • Can I Get Help Paying for Health Insurance? Created: Tuesday, July 09, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Can't afford health insurance? Learn about financial aid and subsidies to help pay for health insurance. See if you're eligible; learn how to apply.
    • Why Your Health Insurance Won’t Pay for Your Health Care Created: Monday, May 19, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Health insurance won’t pay? Understand why your health plan is refusing to pay so you can fight back intelligently. See 5 common reasons.
    • How a Health Insurance Subsidy Could Cost You Big-Time Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      A clause in the Affordable Care Act might force you to pay back the money you got as a health insurance subsidy. Understand what you're getting into.
    • Medicare Questions and Problems–Where to Get Help Created: Sunday, August 04, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Have a question about Medicare or a Medicare problem? Frustrated trying to find answers? Here are the top six resources to help you resolve your problems with Medicare and answer your Medicare ques...
    • 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Using Health Insurance Created: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      These 7 common health insurance mistakes could cost you money or prevent you from getting the care you need. Are you making one?
    • Pregnant? No Maternity Insurance? What Now? Created: Saturday, March 23, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Pregnant? Don't have health insurance? Health plan doesn't include maternity insurance? Get resources for affordable maternity care or maternity insurance.
    • When Should You Use a Medical Billing Advocate? Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Have medical bill problems? Health Insurance won't pay? Find out when it's time to hire a medical billing advocate and what they can do to help.
    • What Happens to My Flexible Spending Account When I Lose My Job? Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Losing your job? Learn when you can use your FSA, when you’ll lose it, and what happens to money left in it. Learn how to get more than you put in.
    • How Will Health Reform Affect You? Created: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Virtually all Americans will be affected in some way with the enactment of the health reform law (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) that President Obama signed into law on March 23, 2010....
    • How Will Health Reform Affect You? Created: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Virtually all Americans will be affected in some way with the enactment of the health reform law (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) that President Obama signed into law on March 23, 2010....
    • What Is a Medical Billing Advocate? Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Learn what a medical billing advocate is and how they can help with medical bill problems or health insurance payment issues.
    • 5 Surprising Things Not Covered by Health Insurance Created: Saturday, April 06, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Don't get stuck with bills your health insurance won't pay. Learn 5 common things not covered by health insurance. Know what's covered and what's not.
    • COBRA Vs Obamacare—Which Is Better? Created: Friday, March 21, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Choosing between COBRA health insurance and an Obamacare health plan on your state’s health insurance exchange? See how they compare.
    • Hospice—What Is It? Created: Saturday, May 25, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Hospice is for the dying, but it's about living. Learn more about what hospice is, what it isn't, how it works, and how it's paid for. Learn the difference between hospice care and palliative care.
    • Hospice Medicare Benefit-How It Works & What It Covers Created: Monday, May 27, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Learn how the Hospice Medicare Benefit, or HMB, works. Find out what it pays for and what it doesn't, who's eligible, and how to get it.
    • Major Medical Created: Sunday, October 26, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Major medical defined. Health Insurance.
    • Health Insurance Deductible—What It Is and How It Works Created: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Find out how your deductible works, what counts toward it, and when you don't have to pay. Learn the different types of health insurance deductibles.

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