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Maintaining physical health is an integral part of a person’s overall quality of life. However, even people who live a safe and responsible lifestyle may eventually require health care services. Health insurance plays a vital role in helping individuals and families manage the costs of medical care. Understanding how this coverage works and the various aspects involved can help policyholders access the services they need.  

What Is Health Insurance? 

Health insurance is a contractual agreement between an individual and an insurance provider that can offer financial protection against certain medical expenses. It is designed to alleviate the burden of high health care costs by sharing financial responsibility for such expenses between the insured individual and the insurance company. Health insurance policies vary widely, providing coverage for hospitalization, doctor visits, medications, preventive care (e.g., vaccinations and screenings) and other essential services. 

How Does Health Insurance Work? 

A policyholder pays monthly premiums to their insurance company in exchange for health coverage. When the insured individual requires medical care, they submit a claim to the insurance company, which assesses the claim based on the policy's terms and conditions. If the claim is approved, the insurance company pays a portion of the policyholder’s medical expenses, while the individual is responsible for covering the remaining costs. 

What Is a Health Insurance Deductible? 

A health insurance deductible is the amount the insured individual must pay out of pocket before the insurance company starts contributing to their medical expenses. For example, if a policy has a $1,000 deductible, the insured individual must pay the initial $1,000 of covered medical costs before their insurance kicks in. Deductibles can vary depending on the policy, with higher deductibles often resulting in lower monthly premiums (and vice versa). It’s important to note that certain medical services, such as preventive care, may be exempt from deductible requirements. 

What Does Health Insurance Cover? 

The coverage provided by health insurance policies can vary significantly. Commonly covered services include hospitalization, surgical procedures, emergency care, prescription medications, laboratory tests and preventive services. However, this coverage may be subject to limitations, exclusions and pre-authorization requirements. It is crucial for individuals to review their policy documents carefully to understand what is covered and any associated costs. 

Get the Right Coverage 

At Oak Knoll Insurance Strategies, we work with families, individuals and businesses to address their coverage needs. Our agents have the knowledge and experience to identify and secure optimal policies capable of providing suitable financial security. Contact us today to get started.