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Health Insurance For Your Parents

Apr 23, 2008
When you are young, your parents probably took good care of you, making sure got exactly what you need. Now, it may be your turn to take care of them. Making sure that your parents have the health insurance that they need is going to insure that they get the proper care that they deserve.

Health insurance is expensive for young and healthy people, and buying an individual health insurance policy for an elderly parent is going to cost a lot of money. Finding affordable health insurance for an elderly person is going to be a difficult task. To get through that task, here are some tips that may help you to get an individual health insurance policy at an affordable price.

One place you might want to look for health insurance is through a state or government agency. Elderly people usually qualify for some sort of government assisted health insurance, which means that they can get affordable health insurance and doctor care for reduced prices. There is usually some sort of restrictions on this type of health insurance, but those who have no other option will be well served by this type of insurance.

Another idea is to see whether or not you can get affordable health insurance for your parents on your policy. With more and more parents moving in to live with their adult children, some employers will allow the parents to have the same health insurance policy. You may want to check with your employer or your human resources department to see whether or not they offer such policies. If it is an option, it may raise your family's premiums considerably, but at the same time save your parents a lot of money because they will no longer need to get an individual health insurance policy.

A third place you may want to check for health insurance is at your parents' last places of employment. Sometimes, they may have changed the rules and not notified you that retirees are now eligible for health insurance plans. If they haven't changed the rules, they may be able to direct you to a plan that will be suitable for them and affordable for you. A lot of times, health insurance will run out for the living spouse after the retiree passes away, and going to the last place of employment may just give you information on how to keep the coverage in place.

Finding health insurance for elderly people is not an easy task. Health care is expensive, and because elderly people seem to be going to the doctor more frequently and have more serious health problems, any insurance that you buy is going to cost a lot more money. Remembering to think out of the box is going to help you to find an affordable option for your parents. Now that you are taking care of them, you should make sure that you treat them and care for them as well as they cared for you. Remember, they are your parents and spent at least 18 years helping to shape you, and now it is your turn to help them out and pay them back for what they gave and sacrificed for you.
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