Best Catastrophic Health Insurance 2022 – Forbes Advisor

Catastrophic illness insurance has maximum premiums, deductibles, and reimbursements, but it does not have coinsurance.

Coinsurance is the portion of health insurance on a standard health plan when a member shares the costs of health care services with the health plan. This portion comes after the participant exceeds the plan’s annual deductible and before the individual reaches the plan’s maximum payout.

A catastrophic plan has no coinsurance, and the deductible and maximum payout are the same in a catastrophic plan. These are major differences between a catastrophic plan and a standard health plan.

Catastrophic health care plans instead require members to pay all costs for health care services until they reach their plan’s deductible. Once you reach the deductible for a catastrophic health insurance plan, which is $8,700 per person or $17,400 for a family, the health insurance plan pays the rest of the health service costs for the rest of the year.

This means that if you have single coverage in a catastrophic health insurance plan, you will have to pay for everything when you see a doctor until you accrue $8,700 in medical bills. Once you reach this point, you won’t have to pay anything except premiums for the rest of the year.

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