Although you can pay less by reducing your coverage, it is not advisable if it puts you at risk. But there’s a smarter suggestion: Apply the correct steps and do certain things right and you’ll get bigger discounts I’ll explain how…
1. People whose professions expose to hazards attract more expensive premiums. You can reduce your rates if you switch to another occupation that doesn’t expose you to hazards. Since a clerk in a a bookshop is not exposed to any health hazards like a nuclear plant staff, he or she would get much lower rates.
2. How much can you contribute out of your pocket each time you visit the doctor? This is what is known as your co-pay for those who don’t know already. Increasing your co-pay reduces your premium. This is seriously recommended for people who rarely need to see a doctor.
3. This is an issue that may not concern most people but should be mentioned…
Do not use medications that have either been banned or have yet to be approved as they will make you pay very high insurance rates if discovered and that is apart from the fact that you are endangering your health. And, drug abuse will also make you attract very high rates. That is, if it doesn’t make you uninsurable. Self medication should be stopped both for the grave consequences to your health and rates.
4. Some folks find themselves in a situation where they are not qualified for Medicaid and as well find it difficult to pay for regular health insurance. If you are one of such, then you can reduce your budget for health care by buying a discount medical card. So what is it?
A discount medical card makes you eligible to make use of a network of doctors who are contracted to provide card carriers health care services at a more affordable rate. Such cards are not managed by an insurance company.
If you have been disqualified from traditional health insurance because of a pre-existing condition or think your rate is too high then you can reduce your cost by making use of this kind of card. This type of card does not decline anyone despite your health history. You only need to pay a monthly subscription to qualify to use their network of doctors.
5. You can make savings on costs by taking advantage of phone med services. These services offer free medical services twenty four hours daily. They are usually operated by not less than a registered nurse with a minimum of ten years experience so you can rely on the advice you are given by them. Your local clinic is also another place you can receive free medical help by phone.
Although this does not take the place of visiting a doctor, they can actually lower your cost by reducing the number of times you see a doctor.
In addition, you get timely help that could help you treat certain conditions before they get out of hand. So they are worth giving serious consideration.
6. You can lower your costs by buying prescriptions online. You can also get cheaper prices if you buy by phone. The internet lowers the cost of doing business and pharmaceutical companies or groups who sell their drugs online do so at cheaper prices. But if you’ve chosen to buy online try to find out a little about whom you’re buying from because there are wolves online. Organizations like BBB can tell you if a company should be trusted or not so don’t fail to check.
This is quite very important as you won’t want to endanger your health in the name of making savings. If you verify whom you buy from you will save much while getting the best.
7. Electronic Funds Transfer (abbreviated as EFT) is a simple way to lower your rate. By doing this you authorize your insurance provider to automatically withdraw your payments from your account when due. This removes administrative costs like those incurred when mailing payment notices. This is why this attracts cheaper premium.