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HealthPocket.com Helps Consumers Decide on Best Insurance Coverage Plan

November 28, 2012

HealthPocket Inc. launched a new website which will help consumers compare and rank various health insurance plans that are available within the United States.

Bruce Telkamp, co-founder and CEO of HealthPocket, said, “Honest, complete answers to the questions people have when buying health insurance—what plans are available in my area, how much do they cost based on my medical conditions, and what strings are attached—have long been suppressed, and ‘finally making the information transparent.”

The new website, HealthPocket.com enables consumers to peruse information regarding price and quality of delivery of different health insurance options. Also, insurance companies don’t need to spend time explaining their respective insurance plans and highlighting critical information.

“Through HealthPocket.com, we offer something new that has the power to change how we buy and use healthcare in the U.S. for the better,” added Telkamp.

It is a known fact that consumers generally end up paying more than the actual coverage they require with plans that do not actually serve the medical purpose for which they are picked.  Developers of HealthPocket.com have strived to deliver online access to complete health insurance information.

This initiative is expected to prevent people from buying the wrong plan. Consumers will have access to complete and easy-to-understand information about their options.

This comes at a time of need when about half the U.S. population has to select their health insurance carrier by 2014 with millions having to enroll in Medicare Part D prescription drug plans and/or Medicare Advantage plans, said officials.

Consumers, especially seniors, find it difficult to judge from online health insurance options. However, HealthPocket.com makes it easy as it filters all plans offered in a geographic area by cost of premiums, cost of drugs covered, and quality of the plan.

Also, HealthPocket.com does not sell insurance, it just helps consumers glean information and get connected with an insurance provider. Millions of people are expected to benefit from the site and save on healthcare costs. The information offered on health insurance is understandable, transparent, and unbiased, added Telkamp.

In related news, the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is urging people to participate in “Giving Tuesday” by donating to the NAFC or their local clinic. The NAFC and its member clinics rely on donations and volunteers to provide much needed healthcare to the uninsured and underserved throughout America.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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