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Supplemental Insurance: Here's What You Need To Know

by Joel Wheeler

One health insurance alone isn't going to be able to cover all of your medical expenses. Because of this, supplemental medical insurance is more of a necessity than a want. It makes sense from a financial standpoint. It provides you with the peace of mind you need to cover you when any unexpected illnesses or injuries occur. There are an assortment of different supplemental plans available. However, the most common ones are dental, vision, accident insurance and critical illness. To help you better understand more about supplemental insurance, here are a few things you need to know. 

Understanding What the Various Insurance Coverages are

Many people aren't familiar with what qualifies as a critical illness. Essentially, anything that is deemed life-threatening would fall under this particular type of insurance. Cancer would be an example of a critical illness. Accident insurance covers any type of expenses related to an injury. With a vision and dental plan, your eye exams, teeth cleanings and contacts or glasses are covered. While the cost for these extra insurances can vary, they are pretty cost-effective when you do end up injured or sick.  

Why it Makes Financial Sense

If you currently have an insurance plan with a high deductible, a supplemental plan makes sense. Healthcare costs continue to grow. Because of this, many are turning to a plan with a high deductible to save money every month on their premium. This leaves them paying more for care when they have to go to the doctor. It makes much more sense to spend an extra $200 per year in supplemental insurance premiums than it does to try and come up with a $2,500 deductible when someone is seriously injured. Supplemental plans help you pay your deductible. They can either pay out everything all at once or by the day, based on what your coverages are.

Calculating Whether You Need the Insurance or Not

Another thing to look at is how much money you stand to lose if you were injured or fall sick. Things like lost wages or missed vehicle and mortgage payments could be rolled into these supplemental plans. Think about your family history. If you have a history of cancer, purchasing one of these plans can thwart high medical bills before they strike.

By taking the time to evaluate everything and figure out whether this insurance is right for you or not, you can eliminate rising insurance costs and save yourself a lot of hassles and headaches. 

For further assistance, contact local professionals, such as those from Brown & Brown of Prescott.