Updates to Healthcare.gov Insurance Finder
November 19 2010
Great news: Healthcare.gov recently released an updated version of its Insurance Finder tool. The first resource of its kind to consolidate coverage for private and public health insurance into one convenient search.
"The Insurance Finder is designed to make it easy for you to see many of the things you need to know to make a decision about your insurance coverage. It includes helpful features that let you see specifically what benefits are excluded under the plan you’re considering, including benefits like maternity care and prescription drugs. To break through all the "insurance speak," you can click on terms to see important cautionary notes and definitions. And you can select up to three plans and select "compare these plans" to see all their details at once."
The latest version lists over 8,500 plans for individuals and families and brings the number of health insurance companies in the Finder to 299. It also adds price estimates for private insurance policies for individuals and families, allowing consumers to easily compare health insurance plans.
Making shopping for insurance coverage an open and competitive process gives power back to the consumer, letting them pick and choose the plan that's best for them.
Try out the Insurance Finder below, or visit finder.healthcare.gov.