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Types of Health Insurance Coverage

Types of Health Insurance Coverage

Health insurance plans come in all shapes and sizes. That's why it's important to assess your needs before you choose an insurance plan. First, determine what kind of coverage you need, for example, a major medical insurance plan or a temporary insurance plan. A major medical insurance plan usually renews on a yearly basis and does not expire until you decide to terminate the policy or discontinue paying premiums. On a temporary insurance plan, you can decide if you want coverage from one to six months at a time, for a maximum of 12 months.

Major medical insurance plans usually offer an optional dental plan. The dental plan is only offered along with the health insurance plan - it cannot be purchased alone. Additional services that could be included with a health insurance plan are preventive care, prescription drug coverage and vision coverage. It is important to do research so you can find the insurance plan that provides the best coverage and services for you.