Medical Insurance is a specific type of insurance that covers the medical costs of an insured person. There are different types of medical insurance. Either the insured person pays out-of-pocket costs and is then reimbursed by the insurance company, or the insured person pays the provider directly. It is important to gather as much information as possible in order to pick out a plan and select the right doctor. It is also important to know what costs should be expected.

A provider is a clinic, doctor, hospital, laboratory or pharmacy. When talking about the “insured,” that refers to the person that has the health care coverage.

The Difference Between Employer and Individual Medical Insurance

There is also employer medical insurance and individual medical insurance.  Many people have medical insurance through their employer. In those cases, the company did all the research and decided on an insurance company and then picked the plan it thought best for employees. When a person is covered by their company, they often will still have to at least partially pay for their own insurance.

People who do not have insurance through a company, are self-employed or maybe unemployed, are able to purchase their own plan. They can choose a plan that covers both them and their family. Those who have individual plans are allowed to choose their insurance company and doctor. A plan chosen by network provider is also allowed.

There are advantages and disadvantages to both employer medical insurance and individual medical insurance. The most important part of medical insurance is that a person obtain it.