What you need to know about the top tips for a better and healthier health care experience.1.
Read the labels and be sure you understand them.2.
Ask questions and learn about what they cover.3.
Be proactive and take the right steps to get your health care.4.
Look for the right doctors, and take a few extra steps to see them before you visit.5.
Ask if they offer individualized care.6.
Be prepared to pay for a few tests and procedures.7.
Pay attention to the cost of prescription drugs and health care providers.8.
Ask about their benefits and limitations.9.
Be aware of what kind of coverage you have.10.
Ask the doctor about any co-pay or deductible.11.
Consider the health benefits of participating in the health insurance marketplace.12.
Look at the cost-sharing and co-pays you pay for health care services.13.
Get regular screenings and checkups.14.
Consider taking your children to the doctor to be sure they’re healthy.15.
Make sure you check your prescriptions and other health information frequently.16.
Consider a health insurance plan if you have coverage through an employer or a government program.17.
Read insurance and plan information for your family.18.
Ask for an appointment with your doctor before you go to a doctor’s office.19.
Ask to see a family physician if you need additional care.20.
Get your own doctor’s referral.21.
Take a personal care plan if your family is on Medicaid or Medicare.22.
Make a point of seeing a family doctor if you’re older than 65.23.
Look up what your insurance company is charging and make sure you know what the rate might be.24.
Get a list of all your doctors, including the doctors you see, so you know how much they’re charging.25.
Ask your provider if they’ll refer you to a family medicine practitioner.26.
Ask them to check your insurance information to see if your coverage might be affected.27.
Learn how to get help with paying bills and paying for medical bills.28.
Get referrals from other health care professionals to help you plan your health plan.29.
Ask a doctor to send you a copy of your insurance policy so you can check it and update your coverage.30.
Get tips on getting health insurance and how to shop for insurance.31.
Use your health insurance to shop around for health insurance that meets your needs.32.
Check the latest information on insurance and insurance plans to see what you can expect in the future.33.
Look into the costs of emergency room care and other treatment, including prescription drugs.34.
Get the latest rates on health care plans and see if they’re reasonable.35.
Be cautious about taking out a loan or using a credit card to get health insurance.36.
Be sure you have a plan in place to pay your bills.37.
Know your rights if you don’t get your doctor’s care.38.
Find out how to report any problems with the health care provider or other providers you see.39.
Learn about co-payment and deductible plans.40.
Ask any questions about your health plans and coverage.41.
Learn more about insurance.