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Elegir un plan de seguro de salud puede ser complejo. Saber algunas cosas antes de comparar planes puede simplificar la tarea.

 

1) Existen 4 CATEGORÍAS de planes de seguro de salud que tienen nombres de metales: Bronce, Plata, Oro y Platino. Estas categorías se basan en cómo usted y su plan dividen los costos de su atención médica. No tienen nada que ver con la calidad de la atención. Los planes de todas las categorías proporcionan atención preventiva, y algunos ofrecen servicios gratis o con descuentos antes de alcanzar su deducible.

Independientemente de la categoría de metal que elija, puede ahorrar mucho dinero en su prima mensual de acuerdo a sus ingresos. Cuando complete la solicitud del Mercado de Seguros de Salud (Marketplace), sabrá si califica para estos ahorros. Este año, una nueva ley llamada Plan de rescate estadounidense brinda una asistencia financiera notablemente mejorada, que puede reducir en gran medida los pagos mensuales de la gente de manera inmediata. Algunas personas también califican para la ayuda pagando sus copagos y deducibles. Cuatro de cada cinco personas pueden encontrar un plan por $10 o menos por mes con la nueva asistencia financiera ampliada.

BRONZE

Plan Category

60%

How much the INSURANCE COMPANY Pays


 

40%

How Much YOU Pay

 


 

Lowest monthly premium

Highest costs when you need care

Highest deductibles (can be thousands of dollars)

Good choice if: You want a low-cost way to protect yourself from worst-case medical scenarios, like serious sickness or injury. Your monthly premium will be low, but you’ll have to pay for most routine care yourself.

SILVER

Plan Category

70%

How much the INSURANCE COMPANY Pays


 

30%

How Much YOU Pay

 


 

Moderate monthly premium

Moderate costs when you need care

Lower deductibles than Bronze plans

Good choice if: You qualify for “extra savings” or you’re willing to pay a slightly higher monthly premium than Bronze to have more of your routine care covered.

IMPORTANT: If you qualify for cost-sharing reductions you must pick a Silver plan to get the extra savings.

GOLD

Plan Category

80%

How much the INSURANCE COMPANY Pays


 

20%

How Much YOU Pay

 


 

High monthly premium

Low costs when you need care

Low deductibles

Good choice if: You’re willing to pay more each month to have more costs covered when you get medical treatment. If you use a lot of care, a Gold plan could be a good value.

PLATINUM

Plan Category

90%

How much the INSURANCE COMPANY Pays


 

10%

How Much YOU Pay

 


 

Highest monthly premium

Lowest costs when you get care

Very low deductibles

Good choice if: You usually use a lot of care and are willing to pay a high monthly premium, knowing nearly all other costs will be covered.

 

2) There are different TYPES of health insurance plans and each is designed to meet different needs. Some types restrict the providers you can see or where you can go to get care, while others pay a greater share of costs for providers outside the plan’s network:

  • Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) - usually limits coverage to care from doctors who work for or contract with the HMO. It generally won't cover out-of-network care except in an emergency.
  • Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) - you pay less if you use providers in the plan’s network. You can use doctors, hospitals, and providers outside of the network without a referral for an additional cost.
  • Point of Service (POS) - you pay less if you use doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers that belong to the plan’s network. POS plans require you to get a referral from your primary care doctor in order to see a specialist.
  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) - services are covered only if you use doctors, specialists, or hospitals in the plan’s network (except in an emergency).

 

3) Catastrophic health insurance plans are only available to people under the age of 30 or people of any age with a hardship exemption or affordability exemption (based on Marketplace or job-based insurance being unaffordable). If you are eligible for a Catastrophic plan, you will see them displayed when you compare plans in the Marketplace.

Catastrophic health insurance plans have low monthly premiums and very high deductibles. They may be an affordable way to protect yourself from serious health conditions or injuries, but you pay for most of the routine medical expenses yourself. Catastrophic plans cover essential health benefits, certain preventive services at no cost and at least 3 primary care visits per year without meeting the deductible; however, the insurance company will not pay for all covered services until you meet your deductible. In 2020, the deductible was $8,150.

 

Delaware Marketplace Health Care Plans

 

On 2022 open enrollment day, November 1, 2021, 12 PPO health care plans were listed on the healthcare.gov website for residents of Delaware through Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware. The plans included 3 Bronze, 3 Silver, 3 Gold, and 2 Platinum plans.

 

It’s important to know if you are eligible for a premium tax credit or if your income qualifies for extra savings known as cost-sharing reductions. You will learn if you are eligible for either of these when you fill out a Marketplace application. The premium tax credit can lower your monthly health insurance premium bill and the cost-sharing reduction will save you money by paying less out of your pocket each time you get medical services.

The American Rescue Plan passed this year provides more financial assistance than previous years, allowing four out of five people to find a plan for $10 or less per month.

Quality Insights Navigators are available NOW to walk you through the application and plan selection process so you can decide which plan best meets your needs. Call us at 1-844-238-1189 when you are ready to compare plans and prices or if you need help submitting a Marketplace application.

 

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