Transcript: 5 Tips for Choosing Your Health Plan

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WOMAN: Open enrollment season is here, and the options can sometimes feel overwhelming.

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WOMAN: A good first step toward understanding your options is know the lingo.

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WOMAN: What's a premium, deductible, or co-insurance?

Understanding those terms is important for making informed decisions. And if you want to decode it all, a website like is a great place to start.


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WOMAN: Expecting a big change next year like a growing family or upcoming surgery? A good rule of thumb is to compare differences between plan designs and out-of-pocket limits to be as prepared as you can for what's around the corner.

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WOMAN: If you are already taking steps towards better health, many health plans will reward you for the hard work, offering financial incentives for exercising, not smoking, even taking a health survey.

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WOMAN: Many Medicare Advantage plans even offer gym memberships at no additional cost.

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WOMAN: It's not always easy to make time for an in-office doctor's appointment.

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WOMAN: Consider a plan that offers 24/7 virtual visits.

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WOMAN: You can talk to a doctor about common health issues in real time right from your device in the comfort of your own home.

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WOMAN: Those with commercial insurance and those on Medicare may want to look into specialty benefits like dental, vision, and hearing insurance. You may be surprised to learn Medicare doesn't always cover those extras, but many Medicare Advantage plans do. So do your research before selecting a plan.

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ON SCREEN TEXT:          UnitedHealthcare