Health Insurance Marketplace

Questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace?

The National Health Council’s website provides a resource to help you understand your out-of-pocket cost when shopping for health insurance in the marketplace.

PuttingPatientsFirst.net is a unique platform that seeks to help consumers become more informed about expected health care costs in the marketplace using a personalized out-of-pocket cost estimator.  The site also uses patient health scenarios to explain how an individual’s costs can vary under different health insurance plan designs. The site prompts you to enter basic information including expected use of medical services (doctor’s office visits, hospital, surgery, etc.) and expected medication usage. It then shows estimated annual cost to the consumer over all four metal levels available in your state.

So if you plan on enrolling in a health insurance plan, please visit PuttingPatientsFirst.net and explore all the site has to offer in helping make the critical decision of selecting an insurance plan.

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