ABCs: The Basics

Health insurance 101

Learn how insurance covers medicines and find out other coverage basics in our Coverage Classroom video series. Check out the Glossary for simple explanations of insurance jargon. Visit Insurance Basics for tips on finding the best coverage for you and your family.

Insurance Basics

  • 4 Things to Think About When Choosing Your Health Plan During Open Enrollment

    October 27, 2016

    Open enrollment is upon us once again.Understanding your coverage options can help with your decision-making process.

  • 5 Ways Your Insurer May Prevent You From Getting Your Medicine

    December 8, 2015

    It is important to know the barriers insurance may still impose to accessing the medicines you need. Knowing these ahead of time can help you ask the right questions and look for coverage that works best for you.

  • Who is Making Decisions About Your Health Care?

    May 20, 2015

    You may not even realize health care decisions are being made on your behalf— by your insurance company.

  • 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Health Coverage

    The Wall Street Journal // August 2, 2014

    Choosing a health insurance plan can feel like an overwhelming task. Here are five things to keep in mind when choosing health coverage for you and your family.

  • 5 Questions to Ask About Your Prescription Medicine Coverage

    July 1, 2014

    Navigating health coverage can be complicated. Here are five questions for you and your family to ask to better understand your insurance plan’s prescription benefits and make sure your needed medicines are covered.

  • Health Care Access Concerns in the Media Spotlight

    June 25, 2014

    Recent media coverage underscores that out-of-pocket costs–including copayments, deductibles and coinsurance–may create barriers to access and hinder adherence to needed medicines and health care services.

  • 4 Ways To Better Engage And Empower Patients

    July 15, 2016

    An informed consumer is an engaged and empowered patient.