Over the past years, there has been a move to make a shift from having the regular comprehensive health plan to a more consumer driven one. This is to help employers offset the cost. Yes, in the point of view of the employers, health plans for the employees are an added cost. Money saved in this area can be turned into a good thing on the part of the employer. No wonder companies opt to make the shift. Human Resource departments spend countless hours explaining to employees, convincing them to change their comprehensive health plan to consumer driven.
For a regular employee, what does consumer driven health plan is all about? What it can do to you, your health and other related health expenses in the future? Is this something worth getting for? This has been one of the most difficult things to be explained. Often than not, employees are struggling to understand what is it all about and end up sticking with their old plan. As for those, who fully get what this kind of health plan is and know what they are getting into they definitely made the shift. We will get into DOT Physicals in another post, in the interim read below to learn about consumer driven plans…
Here are the things you should know about consumer driven plan:
Reduces the number of uninsured
Advocates of this kind of health plan said that it does reduce the number of people who are uninsured. We do know there are still quite a huge number of individuals who do not have healthcare. With the promotion of this type of healthcare plan, there will be more individuals who are going to be insured and not to worry about where to get the money to pay a huge medical bill.
Promotes cost consciousness
The thing with most people is that they are not fully aware as to how much does it really cost to cure diabetes, and other illnesses. They would only know when the bill comes in. With a plan like this you as an employee will have knowledge as to how much would it cost you and even ask your doctor to give you other options wherein you can save costs.
Increase the number of information with regard to quality providers and cost
When you are informed you have the power to choose wisely. This is applicable when it comes to choosing providers at the same time with regard to the medical cost. A plan such as this will enable you as an employee to be informed, and come up with a good decision with regard to your healthcare. Plus, you will be wise enough in terms of calculating the medical cost, getting options on how to cut down costs, and a lot more.
As the old saying goes, “health is wealth”. But we do know that our body is not made of metal that we do not get injured or sick. When our body is facing a catastrophe. Like having an illness that needs immediate cure and entails huge cost, this is where healthcare gets into the picture. Before we even get to that point it is much better to prepare for the worst when our body is in full gear and healthy. At least, if the times comes you will be inflicted with any kind of disease or illness you do not need to worry about where to get the money to the medical bill with. It does pay off to have a healthcare that caters to your future need when things comes to worst.
Whether it would be consumer driven or comprehensive healthcare plan, the choice is really all up to you!