Buying Health Insurance Online: How to Protect Yourself

The accessibility and ease the Internet affords has virtually revolutionized the world of shopping. Anyone can go online at any time and buy anything from groceries and clothing to electronics and furniture.

Health insurance is no different. It’s becoming easier almost by the minute to connect with local insurers online, then get quotes, compare service, and get a great deal on an individual or family health insurance plan.

But as we all know, shopping online can be a scary thing. How can you know you really will get the best deal…or that your personal information will stay safe out in “cyberland”?

To ensure you have a safe and enjoyable shopping experience online–and protect yourself and your personal information–follow these guidelines for health insurance shopping success:

Research extensively! This is your best protection against a policy that doesn’t meet your needs. First find the health insurance coverage that fits you best, then shop around for the right company, agent, premium and service.

Check out both the health insurance company and the agent. Both must be licensed to sell health insurance in your state. To confirm licensure, contact your state department of insurance.

Take extra precaution to protect your personal information. Security is the name of the game! Maintain the highest security levels by:

Submitting your paperwork by fax or mail (instead of online) if you can’t confirm the browser’s security.

Using credit cards equipped with cbdweedscouk protection when placing orders online. Review your credit card agreement to see if such provisions are included.

Get everything in writing–and keep detailed records. Document all rate quotes and other important facts.

If you do decide to purchase your health insurance online, keep a copy of everything you complete and sign, as well special offers and payment receipts. Also, make sure you receive a copy of your new policy within 30 to 60 days of purchase. If you don’t, contact your health insurance company immediately.

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