Finding the right Health Insurance products can be challenging in today’s insurance environment. ABC Insurance Services offers a complete line of individual health insurance products that are crafted to meet you and your family’s specific needs. We work with several different top-rated insurance companies, and will place your account with the company that will provide you with the coverage and benefits you want.
ABC Insurance Services can help you make sound, informed decisions about issues affecting your health insurance needs. Our philosophy is to fully understand your objectives and then translate them into solutions that provide assurance and peace-of-mind.
An HMO is a Health Maintenance Organization, while PPO stands for Preferred Provider Organization. The differences, besides acronyms, are distinct. But the major differences between the two plans is the cost, size of the plan network, your ability to see specialists, and coverage for out-of-network services
A PPO plan can be a better choice compared with an HMO if you need flexibility in which health care providers you see. More flexibility to use providers both in-network and out-of-network. You can usually visit specialists without a referral, including out-of-network specialists.
HMO plans typically have lower monthly premiums. You can also expect to pay less out-of-pocket. PPOs tend to have higher monthly premiums in exchange for the flexibility to use providers both in and out-of-network without a referral. Out-of-pocket medical costs can also run higher with a PPO plan.
The biggest advantage that PPO plans offer over HMO plans is flexibility. PPOs offer participants much more choice for choosing when and where they seek health care. The most significant disadvantage for a PPO plan, compared to an HMO, is the price. PPO plans generally come with a higher monthly premium than HMOs.
Which one is right for me?
If you prefer to have your care coordinated through a single doctor, an HMO plan might be right for you. And if you want greater flexibility or if you see a lot of specialists, a PPO plan might be what you’re looking for.