Now there is an alternative to traditional health insurance that is aimed at fitness buffs and gym owners. SHM FIT combines a health care expenses sharing group with a high deductible catastrophic health plan to offer health insurance premiums that may be less than traditional insurance.
When the insurance companies are having their risk for unexpectedly high health care expenses subsidized they should not have the luxury of creating tight doctor and hospital networks. The restrictions on network providers for cost containment purposes is exceptionally irritating when it is the plan members that are helping fund part of the risk reduction provisions by having to pay for the reinsurance fee on qualified health plans. Restricted networks and new EPOs are just a “work around” solution to allow health insurance companies to selectively limit health care like they have done in the past.
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