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Open Enrollment: Selecting the Right Insurance Plan for You, with George Huntley of Diabetes Leadership Council

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Open Enrollment: Selecting the Right Insurance Plan for You – George Huntley of Diabetes Leadership Council

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We can all agree that insurance is the most confusing topic in healthcare. And with all the supplies we need to keep our diabetes in check, it’s important to make sure our health insurance plan is working for us, not against us. Dr. E is sitting down to talk all things insurance with George Huntley who is a T1D, CEO of the Diabetes Leadership Council & Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition, and the Plan Administrator for his employer-based health plan (plus about a million other things). George will explain the different health insurance offerings and what people with diabetes need to look for to find the best plan for them.

Questions We’ll Cover in This Episode:
•  What is Open Enrollment, why is it important, and when is the Open Enrollment period?
•  What makes up the total cost of a health insurance plan?
•  What is a deductible? What is cost sharing?
•  When looking at plan offerings, what should people with diabetes be looking for?
•  What are your recommendations for individual coverage?
•  What is the difference between a PPO, HMO and EPO?
•  What is a High Deductible Health Plan?
•  Are there tax advantages to different plans?
•  What is a Health Savings Account (HSA)?
•  What is a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?

TCOYD Access Page: tcoyd.org/access

George Huntley’s Articles:
Demystifying Health Insurance, Part 1: How to Pick a Plan with the Lowest Total Cost:
Demystifying Health Insurance, Part 2: The Three Ds of Selecting a Plan: https://tcoyd.org/2022/09/demystifying-health-insurance-part-2-the-three-ds-of-selecting-a-plan/
Demystifying Health Insurance, Part 3: Alphabet Soup: https://tcoyd.org/2022/10/demystifying-health-insurance-part-3-decoding-health-insurance-plans/
JDRF Health Insurance Guide: https://www.jdrf.org/t1d-resources/living-with-t1d/insurance/
The Diabetes Link Health Insurance Hub: https://resourcehub.thediabeteslink.org/l/resource-hub?topic=Health%20Insurance

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Open Enrollment: Selecting the Right Insurance Plan for You, with George Huntley of Diabetes Leadership Council
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