A Health Plan That Meets Your Needs
Not long ago, finding a health plan was easy – you simply enrolled in the plan your employer provided or the one the government offered. Now you have many options to choose from – HMO, PPO, POS, Traditional Medicare, Medicare Supplement, Medicare HMO – the list goes on. No wonder you may be confused about what to choose!
Basically, you need to evaluate the plan based on the benefits it offers, how much it costs and, most important, whether the doctors and hospitals you prefer are part of the plan. After all, when you need care, you go to the doctor, not the health plan's office.
The Ohio State University Medical Center and the doctors who practice here participate in many health insurance plans. Obtain a current list of the plans that University Hospital, The James and our laboratory services participate in. (Because this list changes all the time, ask your doctor which plans he or she participates in before you sign up for a new plan.)
You can also review an online copy of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center's Step-by-Step Guide to Choosing a Health Plan in this section of our Web site.