SOURCE: GoHealthInsurance


January 08, 2011 12:11 ET

Become a Thrifty Health Insurance Consumer With Tips From Is Offering Consumers Tips on How to Become Thrifty Consumers When It Comes to Shopping for Health Insurance

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - January 8, 2011) -  To start the New Year off right, is providing consumers with tips on how to shop and save on their health insurance plans., the online health exchange for individuals and families, helps consumers save money by comparing health insurance quotes.

"Many consumers are looking to save money and get the most out of their health care dollars in 2011, so we wanted to offer some helpful tips on how to do that," said Mark Colwell, Consumer Marketing Analyst at

For tips on how to be thrifty health care consumers in 2011, consider:

  • Switching health care plans for the New Year. Generally speaking, health insurance companies increase premiums at the end of the year to adjust for age and health changes. By looking at other coverage options, you find a plan that stays within your budget.
  • Utilize the Internet to compare health insurance rates and benefits online. With a service like, consumers can view plans at their computer and connect with a trusted advisor for professional advice.
  • Choosing a plan that will fit their lifestyle for 2011. Marriage, children, school and careers can change health needs, and it's important to have customized coverage. 
  • Opening and using a Health Savings Account (HSA). With a health plan compatible with an HSA, consumers can get lower monthly insurance premiums and save money tax-free for health expenses throughout the year.
  • Opting for generic prescription drugs when a doctor recommends them. Generic drugs can be a fraction of the cost of brand name drugs and are just as effective.

About GoHealthInsurance makes buying health insurance simple. GoHealthInsurance explains health coverage options in plain English, provides free health insurance quotes, connects shoppers with local agents, and helps consumers choose plans that meet their health and budget needs.

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