A copayment is a fixed amount of money that a policyholder must pay for a covered service. This can come into effect either before or after you’ve reached your deductible.
Coinsurance, on the other hand, comes into effect after you’ve reached your deductible up until you’ve reached your out-of-pocket maximum, and it is a percentage you pay for services covered under your plan.
Once you’ve hit your out-of-pocket maximum, your health insurance will pay the entire cost of your covered benefits for the rest of the year.
So, what exactly are your coverage options?
The number of people in your household will play a big part in determining your policy’s coverage, premium, and deductible. While most people assume that policies with a lower premium and a higher deductible are the favorable choice, this isn’t the case.
After all, the higher your deductible, the more money you’ll have to pay out of your own pocket before your policy takes over your medical expenses. With that in mind, you should be looking for a policy that offers a lower deductible and higher premium.
Taking on a higher premium may cost you more month to month. However, these policies will save you money in the long run as your insurance provider will take over your medical payments before they become too much of a financial burden for you and your family.
If you have a household of more than four people then you can expect to pay more for your insurance on the whole. However, you could end up paying less per person. Of course, this all depends on the health of each family member. If you’d like to learn more about your coverage options, speak with the team at Golden Plan Choice today.