Top Five Ways to Save on Your Health Care Costs – Step One
It’s old news that health care is getting more expensive in the U.S. In fact, it’s about twice as expensive as it is in any other developed country. As a consumer, the first step you can make to combat the growing cost is to make informed decisions about how and where you get care and services. The next step is to know how to get the most out of your health plan.
Below is part one of a series of practical strategies you can use to save money on health care. Read about the other strategies by clicking on the links at the bottom of the blog.
Follow your health plan’s network coverage. Each health plan may vary with their individual provider network. By following the specific details of your own health plan, you’ll ensure you’re taking control of your own health care dollar.
Network Health members can search for the most up-to-date in-network providers at networkhealth.com. Click Find a Doctor and choose your plan. The providers listed have a contract with Network Health and they’ve agreed to provide members care at a discounted price.
In addition, take advantage of annual visits, screenings and preventive care with your personal doctor. Doing so can help diagnose conditions early before they become a bigger, more expensive problem. And remember, don’t be afraid to ask your personal doctor about the cost of care to keep you informed.
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