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What is HMO health insurance?
An HMO (health maintenance organization) is a group of doctors and lawyers that offer their services through an insurance company at a fixed rate. You pay a monthly premium for the plan, plus a co-payment (usually $5 to $15) each time you visit a doctor.
When you join an HMO you are required to choose a primary care physician who is part of the organization, to oversee your health care. When you need to see a specialist you must first get permission from your primary care physician.
What do HMOs cover?
These plans pay for your doctor visits, prescription costs, hospitals bills, surgeries, lab work, and X-rays.
How expensive are they?
HMOs are the least expensive of all the comprehensive medical plans. For example, the premium for a 30-year-old can vary from $160 to $400 per month depending on which company you choose.
What are the advantages of an HMO?
* They are easy to use and understand
* There are no claims to file and paperwork is minimal
* Out-of-pocket expenses are low
What are the disadvantages?
* These plans only allow you to use doctors and specialists within the organization
* To see a specialist you must get a referral from your primary care physician
Where can I get the best rate?
As with anything else you purchase, the best way to get the best price is to compare prices. Thanks to insurance comparison websites, you can now get quotes from a number of A-rated companies in a matter of minutes all on one site n the comfort of your own home (see link below).
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The author, Brian Stevens, is a former insurance agent and financial consultant who has written a number of articles on HMO health insurance.