Top
20
Doctor insights on: Anthem Health Plans

Share
1

1
How does private health insurance differ from group insurance plans?

How does private health insurance differ from group insurance plans?

Interchangeable : Private health insurance is used to distinguish between government run programs and commercial insurance. Group health insurance is generally referring to commercial insurance which sometimes is called private insurance. Commercial insurance can be referred to as group or individual insurance. ...Read more

2

2
Teen mental health hospitals listing online?

Teen mental health hospitals listing online?

Try use web search: This is one of the sites that gives you some links to psychiatric facilities by state. I'm sure there are many more. Please google. http://www.theagapecenter.com/hospitals/psychiatric.htm#illinois. ...Read more

3

3
Anyone had your employer health care plan deny dental benefits?

Anyone had  your employer health care plan deny dental benefits?

Dental benefits: Dental benefits are something negotiated by your company and a insurance company. They decide which procedures will or will not be covered and what percentage of the dentists fee they will cover. Every plan is different. Contact your company representative to discuss all your benefits that you are paying for. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
Home health care: should firehouses become community health clinics?

Home health care: should firehouses become community health clinics?

Dnt think so: Firehoues lack the proper facilities to reeve healthcare needs. A better choice would be small community clinics which were purpose-built. ...Read more

5

5
What's a high-deductible health plan?

What's a high-deductible health plan?

You pay more first: High deductible means you pay that amount for your care, first, before your insurance starts to kick in and help you pay. There may be some exceptions to this. If you are relatively healthy, this may be a good option. For example, if you increase your deductible $1000, your monthly premium may decrease $100($1200 per year) potentially saving you $200. Discuss options with your agent. Dr l. ...Read more

6

6
Does insurance usually cover mental health services?

Does insurance usually cover mental health services?

Insurance: Insurance programs usually tend to have built in mental health benefits. And if they do not, the person should immediately look into finding better insurance! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Does insurance generally cover mental health programs?

Does insurance generally cover mental health programs?

MH and insurance: I believe all health insurance plans have to cover mental health services. To be sure, call your insurer and ask them directly. Also, ask them if there are out of network benefits- or are you only covered for in network providers. ...Read more

8

8
How do medicare health plans work?

How do medicare health plans work?

Medicare: Plans are complicated & depend on your state. Best info. Is at www.Usmedicare.Com. ...Read more

9

9
Which state agencies regulate public health care?

Which state agencies regulate public health care?

State health dept: All states have a department of public health although the names might be a little different. Most counties and cities also have such departments. Their job frequently involves promotion rather than regulation and they get involved in epidemics, disease clusters, communicable disease, public sanitation including cleanliness in restaurants, etc. ...Read more

10

10
How would choose between employer group health plans?

Carefully: As you know, there are many plans and they are difficult to compare. Talk to your hr person. They can steer you in the right direction based on your age and current health. I would stick with the larger insurers in your area, they usually have the better plans with a larger list of providers in their network. Dr l. ...Read more

11

11
What are essential public health services?

What are essential public health services?

There are ten: The ten essential public health services provide the framework for the nphpsp. Because the strength of a public health system rests on its capacity to effectively deliver the ten essential public health services, the nphpsp instruments health systems assess how well they perform them. As too little space here to list: see http://www.Apha.Org/programs/standards/performancestandardsprogram/resexxen. ...Read more

12

12
Is obama care good health insurance?

Is obama care good health insurance?

Apples/Oranges: Obama care (affordable care act) is a legislative initiative to make private insurance available to more people. If you go to healthcare.Gov you will find several specific plans to choose between, some of which may be appropriate for you depending on needs and cost. You could think of it as obama care giving you more insurance options but whether or not they are 'good' depends on your situation. ...Read more

13

13
Can a group health plan deny me coverage based on my current health status?

Can a group health plan deny me coverage based on my current health status?

Sure!: They can do anything they want. They want to make money, not help people, really. If you are too sick, you won't do that. However, if they don't cover some illness, like mental illness, but would cover others, then there may be a question of failure to provide "health care parity", which is supposedly illegal. Talk to your agent and find out why. Check with the state department of insurance. ...Read more

14

14
What services does home health care provide?

What services does home health care provide?

Home Health Care: House chores r not covered. Home health care is not covered by insurances unless pt. Came just out of the hospital, and usually has a limited number of days. With the breakup of the family ( families living far from another), families with less children, and women working, no one can take care of sick elderly. Then... Need an assisted living facility or nursing home or home help paid by pt ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Teen mental health disorder app available?

Pefrhaps: Try my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more

16

16
Are catastrophic health plans allowed under obamacare?

Depends on State: Some states do allow those very inexpensive plans ; others don't. It is up to each state - it is one of those things that the affordable care act (aka obamacare) has no control over that many people are not informed about. ...Read more

17

17
Please tell me the company obligations for employees with mental health issues?

Please tell me the company obligations for employees with mental health issues?

There are laws: Which protect all americans with disabilities, although they are difficult to enforce. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/american%27s_with_disabilities_act. ...Read more

18

18
Help please? Is mental health covered under obamacare?

Mental health + ACA: Yes, I believe all of the plans from the Affordable Care Act have to cover mental health services. Look at the plans carefully because the deductibles vary considerably, depending on which plan you purchase. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
What all services does home-based healthcare assistance cover?

What all services does home-based healthcare assistance cover?

Very little, but...: The key to good health is to remove the fear, the anonymity, the loneliness, the isolation inherent in the settings one is in: most hospitals, most assisted living home, most nursing homes, most group homes, many doctor centers. The demise of the family unit and all the things inherent in that, are all on the rise. Home is where the heart is; we've lost our way. Can we find our metaphorical home? ...Read more