Health insurance is something most people don’t think about – until they get sick. And then, of course, it can be too late.
If you want to save money and get discount health insurance in Nevada the first thing you want to do is to get your insurance policy when you are young and healthy. If you purchase your policy when you are young and healthy your premiums will be low and will remain constant for the life of your policy. And keep in mind that as inflation drives up the cost of everything else, your level-pay health insurance premiums will seem to get more and more insignificant.
If it is not possible to get health insurance when you are young and healthy, then get it today. Every birthday that passes drives up the monthly cost of your premiums.
The best way – by far – to save money and get discount health insurance in Nevada is to go online and compare as many different policies and companies as you can and then choose the company with the best policy and the best price for you.
But before you do that, here are a few things you should be aware of that might drive up the cost of your discount health insurance.
Do you smoke? If you answer “Yes” then you won’t be getting the same discount rate as someone who doesn’t smoke.
Do you have a chronic health problem? This could be anything from asthma to diabetes to heart problems to any number of other conditions – including obesity. If you suffer from what health insurance companies refer to as “pre-existing conditions” then your health insurance may be more expensive or it may simply exclude making payments for your pre-existing condition, at least for a set amount of time, often six months to one year.
However, under Nevada law if you are offered group health insurance through your work, you cannot be singled out and turned down because of a pre-existing condition. Also, by law if you become sick after you purchase a policy you must be allowed to renew that policy – in other words, it is illegal to cancel your health insurance simply because you have become ill and need to use it.
Do you have a dangerous job? If you work on a fishing boat, or you drive sports cars or fly experimental planes for a living, count on paying more for your health insurance. Not surprisingly, health insurance companies prefer insuring people with safe, comfortable, traditional jobs.
Believe it or not, even your credit rating can affect how much you pay for many insurance policies.
Discount health insurance is available, but in order to find the best possible policy combined with the lowest possible rate, you are going to have to do your homework and shop around online – and do whatever you can to minimize the negative effects of anything mentioned in this article, because the lower your health insurance premium, the more money you will save, year after year, for the rest of your life.