Health insurance is one of the most valued benefits offered by employers or purchased by an individual. This type of insurance comes in three types: HMO (health maintenance organization), PPO (preferred provider organization, EPO (exclusive provider organization), and POS (point of service organization).
Each of these health insurance options offers a specific set of benefits, varying in cost. Choosing the right plan for you or a family requires understanding what a plan provides in benefits. A local insurance agent can explain your options and help you decide the plan that will best match your needs and budget.
If you have a medical provider, clinic, or hospital you trust, the provider must be contracted in the health insurance plan’s health network. Health insurance policies have a list of the in-network medical professionals you can review before settling on a plan.