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Health Benefits 101

Choosing a health plan that is right for you and your family means assessing your needs and evaluating your plan options. It's important to pick a plan that provides the coverage that your family needs while keeping your health costs manageable.

In Health Benefits 101, we will review information to consider when selecting a healthcare plan as well as how to be an informed healthcare consumer. We’ll cover:

  • Types of Health Plans - All the Medical Trust plans provide care through a network of doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacies, laboratories, and other providers. But each type of plan (PPO, EPO, CDHP, etc.) works a bit differently. Understand the differences so you can choose an effective plan for your family. See more
  • Choosing a Medical Plan – Key questions to consider that can help you identify your family’s needs and evaluate your plan options. See more
  • Your Role as a Healthcare Consumer – Beyond choosing a plan, being a responsible healthcare consumer means making informed decisions about when you need medical care and evaluating the care choices available to you. Taking an active role can help you be healthier and save money. See more
  • Insurance Terms and Acronym Guide – Understand the language used in the plan documents and by the healthcare industry, as well as often-used acronyms. See more

If this is the first time you are selecting a Medical Trust plan, or you are in the Open Enrollment period, be sure to review Open Enrollment for information about the specific plans available to you.

Health benefits are offered through plans maintained by Church Pension Group Services Corporation (doing business as The Episcopal Church Medical Trust), 19 East 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

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