These days, when you want fruit or beef or vegetables, you go to the grocery store, right? Well, it wasn’t too long ago that people went to the market, instead. Thus the nursery rhyme about those unfortunate pigs. Same idea, different name.
But the use of that term survives, even today, in the insurance industry. The reason? Healthcare reform. If you’re in search of affordable healthcare, “marketplace” is a term you may have heard.
After the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the government created the Health Insurance Marketplace, which is exactly what it sounds like—a place where you can buy health insurance. The government’s marketplace isn’t the only health insurance marketplace around, either. Your state may have one. And you’re looking at one right now.
Searching through a health insurance marketplace to find the right plan is like searching the grocery store for the melon that makes the best THUNK. Or, like the rhyme says, searching a market of old to buy the fattest pig. In fact, the only difference between these marketplaces and your grandparents’ is that these are online.
A Marketplace for the 21st Century
If you need affordable healthcare, marketplaces are the way to go. At HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, you can compare different policies from more than 180 carriers and pick the one you want. No matter what kind of health insurance plan you’re looking for, HealthMarkets Insurance Agency can help point you in the right direction.
Do you need to find out if you qualify for government assistance programs, like Medicaid? We’ll tell you whether you might. Do you need affordable health insurance and believe you may qualify for government subsidies? We’ll let you know what kind of subsidies, if any, are available to you, then walk you through the process of purchasing a subsidized plan. Do you want private major medical insurance? Dental? How about accident insurance or hospital confinement plans? HealthMarkets offers these and more.
Just think about us as your all-purpose affordable healthcare marketplace. Give HealthMarkets a call today, and let one of our thousands of licensed agents answer all your questions about affordable health insurance. Just think: with HealthMarkets, you don’t even have to leave your house to go shopping!