SOURCE: GoHealthInsurance


December 21, 2010 10:42 ET

Tips for Women Comparing Health Insurance Plans From

Women All Have Unique Health Care and Health Insurance Needs, So It Makes Sense to Compare Health Insurance Plans Closely and Purchase a Customized Policy

CHICAGO,IL--(Marketwire - December 21, 2010) -, a health exchange for individuals and families, is offering women tips on how to compare health insurance quotes. To compare health plans women should consider the following:

Should pregnancy benefits be included? Not all individual health plans include pregnancy benefits. But women who could become pregnant or are interested in becoming pregnant should make sure these benefits are part of the individual plan before purchasing. Keep in mind that depending on a state's laws, pregnancy can be considered a pre-existing health condition.

Check to see if birth control is covered and what types. There are different types of birth control that are covered in health insurance policies. Some policies may only provide coverage for pills and prescribed medication whereas some plans may provide coverage for more expensive and invasive types of birth control.

Research network of doctors and hospitals included. When looking at health insurance plans, women should make sure their doctors and OB/GYNs are included in the networks of the plan. If their doctor isn't included consumers can consider a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) which covers out-of-network visits.

Are infertility treatments covered? Infertility treatments are mandated in some states but not all health insurance companies and plans cover it. And some states may require infertility treatments but that doesn't mean that In-vitro Fertilization is automatically covered. It is best to talk with a health insurance agent about infertility treatments and IVF before purchasing a health insurance plan.

Consumers can compare health insurance quotes instantly online from top companies and customize a policy with a licensed agent at

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