Health Care Tips

October 21, 2012 (CHICAGO)

Joan Jensen, president and CEO of Central Credit Union of Illinois came into our ABC7 studio to share tips.

Joan's Healthcare Tips
Review & Understand Your Policy
Free 24-hour Hotline?

1. Pick the Right Provider
In Network
Alternate Facilities: charges for certain procedures can vary by location
After-Hours Care
Urgent Care Facility vs. ER: insurance companies usually require higher co-pays when you go to the emergency room

2. Prescriptions/Medications
Generic Drugs
Chain Stores
Mail-Order Pharmacies

3. Prevention
Health Screenings
Review Medicare's New Benefits
Chronic Diseases: Savings Programs?

4. How You Pay Matters
Cash Discounts
Tax Breaks w/ Flexible Spending
Health Savings Accounts

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