SOURCE: Insurance Medics

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March 30, 2011 08:18 ET

Health Insurance Premiums -- Are You Paying Too Much? Tips From Insurance Medics

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) - Medical costs are extremely high, and even something as simple as a prescription can break your monthly budget if it comes unexpected. Unfortunately, health insurance premiums have kept pace with medical costs and it is often hard just to afford the coverage itself. It can seem impossible to find a good plan at a good price... but there is hope! Before you give up on coverage in general, see if you are actually paying too much for your health insurance premiums. Listed below are some money saving tips you may want to take into consideration:

One of the biggest ways that people will overpay for their health premiums is by working with the wrong insurance provider from the start. If you did not shop around before signing up for an insurance plan, you might be missing out on a great deal that would have been in store for you. You can figure this out by going online and getting insurance quotes from websites like You can compare rates side by side until you know where the best deal will be.

You may be overpaying for health insurance based on the coverage limits you have set on the policy. Think about how much money you actually need for your policy and consider reducing that amount if you are simply over covered. You may also think about raising your deductible if you are not likely to have an insurance claim in the near future. Also, consider a high deductible health plan to save additional money. Usually, you can still get preventive care, doctor visits, and prescriptions without having to meet the deductible. The deductible applies for major events, such as hospitalization and more costly outpatient procedures or surgeries.

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