Keeping Your Individual Health Insurance Payments Down
There are several factors which control what you pay for health insurance. Some are within your control and some are not.
The primary factors that affect your price for private health insurance are:
Age, gender, zip code, smoking status, medical care history, weight, chosen carrier and your choice of policy and options.
Age and sex are important factors that may impact your bills for health insurance. The older we are the more likely we are to need medical care. Since women carry most of the load when it comes to creating the next generation, they visit doctors much more often than men during their teens through their fifties.
Your location can impact the cost of your health insurance. Generally, the more affluent the area, the higher the doctors’ charges. This impacts the amount of payments the insurance carrier pays and of course these expenses are passed on to their policy holders who reside in those locations.
Most individual health insurance companies will penalize you if you have smoked in the previous 12 months. Tobacco use has a major influence on your morbidity and because of it the costs a healthcare insurance company has to pay. Now you have one more reason to quit.