Yours For The Viewing - Health Insurance Cost Information

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November 13, 2011

One of the biggest complaints about health insurance is that it is too expensive. Even if your employer pays some of the cost of your health insurance coverage, you are probably still wondering if you are paying too much. You are also probably curious about what employees at other companies are paying for health insurance.

Well, if you want to know the cost of non-employer provided health insurance coverage, check out the ehealthinsurance.com web site:

  1. Choose the Individual & Family tab on the upper left side of the page and start your search

  2. Input the required information (it takes less than 30 seconds to enter the information and receive the monthly cost of available health plans in your geographic area)

  3. Search the site for individual dental and vision insurance quotes and review customer ratings of all the plans listed on the site

  4. Finally, check out the "Help Me Choose" my plan option. This decision-support option asks you a few questions to determine which plan features are most important to you, and provides you with the cost of plans that meet your criteria

To get an idea of what employees nationally pay for employer-sponsored health coverage, check out the Employer Health Benefits Annual Survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research Education Trust (http://ehbs.kff.org/).

The survey includes data from several thousand non-federal private and public employers throughout the country. This survey is well respected and often quoted by the national media, and the results are published online and free of charge. You can read the entire report or just a summary of the findings.

If you are one of the many people curious about the real cost of health insurance coverage in America, check out the eheathinsurance.com and ehbs.off.org web sites at least once annually.

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