SOURCE: CoventryOne


May 31, 2012 15:24 ET

Do's and Don'ts for Buying Individual Health Insurance, Presented by CoventryOne(sm)

CoventryOne Highlights 5 Do's and Don'ts for Purchasing Health Insurance Coverage

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - May 31, 2012) - Buying individual health insurance is an important decision. It involves your health and well-being, so it should not be taken lightly. To find coverage that meets your needs and budget, here are some do's and don'ts from CoventryOne.

1. Do create a checklist. Different policies offer different features and benefits -- like routine wellness exams, hospital care, urgent and emergency care, prescription drugs and more. Evaluate the coverage for these important services before picking a plan.

2. Do compare several quotes on health insurance. This is the best way to learn what to expect ahead of time. Many insurance companies offer easy-to-use quoting tools to view rates, see benefits and research plans.

3. Do search for plans with a network of providers that works for you. Have a preferred doctor or hospital? Check to make sure that they are included in the health insurance coverage. Those who value flexibility may save money with a larger network of participating providers.

4. Don't buy coverage without knowing your options. If you're not comfortable doing your own research, a licensed insurance agent can help you fully understand your options.

5. Don't wait until the last minute to buy a health insurance policy. While your application will usually be reviewed within a few short days, approval could take up to a couple months based on the insurer.

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About Coventry Health Care, Inc.

Coventry Health Care ("Coventry") is a diversified national managed health care
company based in Bethesda, MD, operating health plans, insurance companies, network rental and workers' compensation services companies. Coventry provides a full range of risk and fee-based managed care products and services to a broad cross section of individuals, employer and government-funded groups, government agencies, and other insurance carriers and administrators. Learn more at

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