What to consider before buying health insurance

Before you start shopping for health insurance, know what kind of coverage you need. Look carefully at what the plan covers and what it doesn't cover (exclusions or limitations); compare benefits; and compare health insurance plans (PDF, 98KB) . You can also get answers to common questions when comparing health plans.

Figure out how much you can afford

Remember, not all health insurance is the same.

Updated 03/27/2014

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