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Health Insurance For Young & Self Employed

Posted Apr 27 2009 11:15pm

Young healthy adults are attractive targets for health insurance companies.  Consequently some insurers tailor affordable health insurance plans at this segment of the population with individual health plans between $40 and $70 per month.

Two health insurers who offer such products are Aetna (Bodyguard) and Wellpoint (Tonik).  Keep in mind in order to keep monthly premiums low, the insurers have shifted a greater portion of the health care costs to the member, and thus higher out of pocket expenses should be expected.

In a nutshell, the trade-off is lower monthly premiums in exchange for paying a larger amount out of pocket.

These low-cost health plans might be right for you if you are healthy, don’t currently require any perscription drugs and don’t participate in excessively risky activities where severe accidents would be likely.

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