Group Health Insurance
You should apply for health insurance even while you're still healthy. It's more so critical that you get health insurance plan - group or individual - if there's a history of serious illness in your family.
Basics of Group Insurance Plans
Broadly speaking, health insurance plan essentially reimburses you for a large portion of your health care costs when they arise, making the care more affordable to you. Although insurance can be expensive, the cost of treating an unforeseen illness or injury can likely be much more.
These essentially provide coverage for two or more individuals, without singling out high-risk individuals and denying them health coverage. All individuals are covered regardless of their existing health problems, and high-risk individuals are factored into the total cost of the group plan.
Timing of Health Insurance
Choosing a health plan can be a confusing experience. Although there is nothing like 'the best' plan, there are some plans that will be better than others for you and your family's health needs.
If you do not have a long term care policy when your health situation requires you to have one, no insurance company will issue you one. It will be too late by then. You should not wait until an illness occurs.
Outlines of Health Insurance
Your policy type and carrier largely determine the quality of health care you get and the premium that you pay.
Typical benefit plans cover a combination of disability income programs, and health, dental, vision, life, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance. Other types of insurance coverage include short-term disability, long-term disability, prescription drug, long-term care and dependent-care.