5 criteria to use when shopping for health insurance

1. Monthly premiums

Know what you and your employees will be required to pay on a monthly basis to maintain your coverage. You’ll also want to know what you and your employees may be required to pay toward the monthly premiums of covering a spouse and/or dependents.

2. Deductibles, copayments and coinsurance

These forms of cost-sharing only come into play when you receive medical care. Make sure they’re affordable for you and your employees, both for regular medical care as well as care for more serious or unexpected medical conditions.

3. Medical provider networks

If you have a preferred doctor or hospital, make sure they’re in-network for any plan you’re considering. Otherwise your claims may be denied or paid at a lower level. Sanford Health Plan has tools to see which plans your doctor accepts.

4. Prescription drug coverage

Some plans cover different prescription drugs than others, or pay more toward them. Sanford Health Plan has a prescription drug coverage comparison tool that can show you what you’re estimated to pay based on your personal Rx needs.

5. Member perks and discounts

At Sanford Health Plan, we focus on going beyond health insurance coverage. Therefore, our members get access to discounts on vision, dental, hearing, weight loss services. In addition, we offer no cost virtual care on certain plans and monthly gym reimbursements at participating providers. These perks can all add up to added savings – and for very happy employees.

If you’re ready to learn more, view our health insurance guide for small businesses. You can also call us at (888) 535-4831 to talk to one of our experts or get a quote.

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