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March 05, 2020

Benefits of health insurance for families and individuals

A person is healthy if he has a healthy mind with a healthy body. This can be maintained with a balanced diet, walk and sufficient sleep. General diseases such as flu, fever, coughing, fluctuations of blood pressure and sugar levels can be maintained normal with the routine described above. Sudden, unexpected and deadly diseases such as cancer, aids, hepatitis, cardiac arrest, etc., however, are the diseases that are expensive in treatment and difficult to cure properly. Many states provide general or private health insurances to deal with such diseases or major operations or surgeries etc. getting family and individual health coverage in modern times, therefore is necessary. Generally, health coverage or health insurance means the expenses that the insurance company is supposed to pay directly to the hospital or insurance owner in case of health emergencies. These health emergencies, however, are set already to avoid any hassle at the time. Insurances can be expensive, unnecessary, ill-covered or if chosen wisely are the right passage for children, families, and individuals depending on the package of the person.


Insurance is not done all of a sudden. It has a process, formalities, paperwork, packages and some conditions for the applicability and operationalization of health insurance. In the case of the client’s approval of insurance policy, below are the components of health insurances:

  • Premium

The insurance premium is the amount paid by the insurance owner to the company classified as fees. This fee is of all the sudden health emergencies whose expenses are supposed to be paid by the insurance company. The dues can be paid directly to the hospital or the insurance owner. Premium and every further process highly dependent on the age, gender, region and medical history of the insurance owner. This sets the premium amount that is the expected amount you may get in an emergency.

  • Deductible

This is the amount that each person has to pay for the costs of a health problem before the amount supposed to be paid by the insurance company is liable.

  • Copays

This is the portion of the bill that is supposed to be paid by the insurance holder to avoid unnecessary expenses by the insurance company.

  • Coinsurance

This is the agreed level of expense that the company is supposed to pay in case of a health emergency. For example, after paying the copay, the company pays almost 80% of the expenses while along with the copy, the insurance holder will pay the remaining 20%.

  • Exclusions

Under his category, there are diseases set whose expenses are not supposed to pay by the insurance company. Generally, these diseases include inexpensive regular diseases such as flue. Coughing and fever, etc.

  • Coverage limits

Depending on the package, a person has bought, an amount of for example $500 is fixed annually, monthly or lifetime. Once the limit is reached, the coverage is again set.


  1. Health insurance can save you from the panic that may have been there due to the insufficient amount for the cure of the diseases. Manire times this panic causes health risks for the guardians of the patients. To avoid such issues, health insurance works as a savior to avoid any regrets by the guardians.
  2. Health insurance owned by a person for the family can save them from any hassle in the life of the owner or even after him. Health insurance in their premium packages includes life insurance as well and in case of the sudden death of the insurance owner, provide a handsome amount of money to the family of the owner to avoid any hands to mouth cases.
  3. Most of all, the discounts that are offered by different hospitals, clinics, etc. to the holders of certain insurance holders are beneficial for them. This can cost you 30%-50% fewer charges as compare to the other regular patients. This is defined as an in-network health insurance plan by many companies.
  4. Preventive care and regular checkups to avoid any sudden declaration of serious diseases. Insurance packages include vaccinations of viral diseases, screenings, medical checkups including dental checkups, etc. these are some of the perks of having health insurance that cannot be enjoyed otherwise.
  5. People with health insurance get premium checkups and are sometimes treated before regular other patients. This is included in the packages offered by the insurance company. This avoids you from being in lanes and waiting for too long to be checked up.
  6. Health insurances are done according to the plans and family members and affordable packages of the person. The benefits of health insurance include the fact that all of the services offered by the company can easily be extended to the spouse, parents, children, and other blood relations, etc.
  7. Health insurances include pre-hospitalization and post-hospitalization charges of patients, maternity treatments of the patient, newborn care, senior citizen parks, daycare services, and laboratory services, etc. Health insurances in this regard are remarkable to save people from any emergency. It provides benefits to the policyholder and his family as well. The only important point here is that health insurance should be chosen wisely after noticing each hidden, unclear condition and parts including in-network and out-network policies of the policy.
  8. Health insurance deals provide expenses and policies to the people earning below the average line as well. These insurance policies are not just for the middle and elite class, but the people living on the edge as well. Sometimes in some states, the government provides subsidies on health and food to the people earning very low. In many states, health insurance is offered to the employers of the offices, private companies by default in their salary packages.


Getting a suitable type of insurance is mandatory to enjoy above-defined perks of health insurance. Government health insurance or private health insurances are the two basic categories of the insurances. They are divided into managed health care plans, the fee for service plans, health maintenance organizations, point of service plans, preferred provider organizations, etc. These plans classify that how a person will receive the treatment, how much the insurance is going to pay an what are his limitations, including the fact who else in his family will enjoy the insurance perks.


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