Shopping for Health Insurance Made Easy

by Carol Mangen

shutterstock_119157514ASBA has partnered with Connected Health to create, bringing individuals the only Arizona off-exchange marketplace to shop for health insurance. The online platform created a simple solution for individuals to be able to shop all available health insurance carriers based on personal options and financial goals.

Buyers of individual health insurance have been left with fewer choices this year with the mergers and closings of several carriers. Furthermore, the insurance companies have moved to more HMO options and very few PPO choices, particularly in the platinum and gold metal level offerings that were available last year.

Rick Murray, ASBA CEO, comments, “Shopping for health insurance can be quite tedious for individuals who are not sure where to begin. allows them to shop all carriers and compare plans and premiums side by side, with the added benefit of being able to review their typical healthcare usage and get recommendations on the plans that would best fit their lifestyle. Small-business employers can also use the site as a means to direct their employees to a comprehensive shopping site, hence bringing them a valuable tool.”

Recently, new resources have been added — such as dental, vision and HSA enrollment — making Connect2CoverageAZ the go-to platform for all health insurance needs. And while the current open enrollment period ends January 31, 2016, individuals will still be able to enroll with Qualifying Events throughout the year. The site is the one-stop shop allowing individuals easy access to benefits all in one place.

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Carol Mangen is director of member benefits of ASBA

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