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Health Coverage

Health Coverage You Can Feel Good About

Overview

  • Farm Bureau Agents Know Health Insurance

    On January 1, 2014, health insurance changed in a big way. You can no longer be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. You are required to have coverage. Benefits are more standardized, and you have the opportunity to change your health insurance plan each year during the open enrollment period. Farm Bureau agents know health insurance. They can make getting quality coverage easy to understand and easy to buy.

  • Be Informed. Be Covered. Be Confident.

    The open enrollment period for your 2015 plan is November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015. Your Farm Bureau agent can help you understand your options and make the right choice for you and your family. After all, what could be simpler than buying health insurance from a neighbor who cares about their community and wants to get you the right coverage?

Coverage

With a variety of options to choose from, your Farm Bureau agent will help you determine the health insurance coverage that best fits your needs and budget.

  • Individual Health Insurance

    You can choose from four levels of health insurance coverage, known as the metallic plans. Each level covers the same set of essential health benefits, but varies in its cost-sharing elements – deductible, copay and coinsurance. Your monthly premium for any of the metallic plans will be based on several factors, including:

    • Your age
    • Whether you use tobacco
    • Where you live
    • Who's enrolled in the plan (spouse or child)
    • Provider network
    • Benefit plan you choose
  • Group Health Insurance

    Whether your business is small or large, we can help you offer health insurance to your employees. Your local agent can explain the group health insurance plans available in your state.

  • Medicare Supplement and Medicare Part D plans

    If you’re over age 65 and have Medicare, we offer plans to help fill the gaps in your insurance coverage, including Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) plans.

Glossary

  • Deductible

    The dollar amount a policyholder pays in out-of-pocket expenses before the insurance company begins to cover costs for medical services.

  • Essential health benefits

    Starting in 2014, all health insurance plans are required to offer a basic package of essential benefits in 10 categories.

  • Guaranteed issue

    Requires insurers to issue coverage to any individual who applies for health insurance. Coverage cannot be denied because of a pre-existing condition or health status as long as you purchase coverage during an open enrollment or special enrollment period.

  • Individual mandate

    All legalized U.S. citizens are required to have health insurance coverage or pay a tax. An individual may be enrolled in an individual plan, an employer plan or a government-sponsored plan.

  • Lifetime benefit maximum/limit

    Dollar limits that cap the amount of lifetime benefits a policyholder can receive. The Affordable Care Act prohibits lifetime benefit maximums on essential health benefits.

  • Metallic or metal plans

    The four different levels of health insurance coverage, known as the bronze, silver, gold and platinum plans. These plans are designed around their cost-sharing elements – deductible, copay and coinsurance – to fit into specific levels of coverage.

  • Out-of-pocket costs

    Health care costs a policyholder pays that are not reimbursed by the insurance company. These can include deductibles, co-payments and coinsurance. Premiums are not considered an out-of-pocket expense.

  • Pre-existing condition

    A medical condition a person has prior to purchasing a health insurance plan. With the Affordable Care Act in place, there are no more exclusions for pre-existing conditions, meaning you can’t be denied coverage because of your health status if you purchase coverage during an open enrollment or special enrollment period.

  • Premium

    The monthly cost paid to an insurance company or a health plan for a health insurance policy.

  • Preventive benefits

    Benefits designed to keep you healthy and reduce long-term health care costs, such as early detection screenings and vaccines. Under the Affordable Care Act, most preventive services are provided at no cost, including no copayment or coinsurance.

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