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The ABCs of Health Coverage

Allyson Funk   |     October 14, 2014   |   SHARE THIS

 

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Insurance jargon can be confusing. Whether you’ve been choosing a health plan annually for years or have coverage for the first time, it can be tricky to figure out exactly what your plan covers and how to prepare for out-of-pocket costs.

We’ve already released two videos to help cut through the clutter about basic insurance terms and how insurance covers your medicines. Making sure patients have access to the health treatments and services they need is critical and a big piece of that is understanding how coverage works and where to find information about how a plan treats your needs. Our latest video looks at possible hurdles patients may face in accessing a needed medicine.

AccessBetterCoverage.org is designed to educate consumers about the ABCs of health coverage and access to prescription medicines. The site includes whiteboard videos breaking down the basics, an interactive glossary of health care terms, news updatesresearch and primers on coverage basics, including five things to consider when choosing your health coverage.

Health-insurance-planIn addition to this new online resource, you can also get information by following the ABC Twitter handle. If you don’t see an answer to your question, or if there’s something you want to learn more about, please let us know. We look forward to continuing this important conversation.

Allyson Funk

Allyson Funk Ally is a former senior director of public affairs at PhRMA focused on advocacy issues for the biopharmaceutical industry. Her expertise includes Medicare, Medicaid, 340B, health reform and more. Prior to PhRMA, her experience included leading health communications for a large membership organization, supporting public affairs clients and working for the governor of Louisiana.

Topics: Access, Patients, Health Insurance, Access Better Coverage

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