Laura Colbert, executive director of the advocacy group Georgians for a Healthy Future, said the mass health insurance loss “spotlights a real weakness in our health system.” “On the other…
Recently enroll in health insurance for the first time and ready to see a doctor? When you do so, it is important to select health care providers that are in your insurance plan’s network of providers. You get the best deal when you use in-network providers, and your insurance plan may not pay at all for care from an out-of-network provider. To find the names of providers in your area who are in your insurance plan’s network you can:
- Contact your insurance company by phone. The number is on the back of your card.
- Look on your health insurance company’s website.
- Call your provider’s office and ask them: 1. Do you take my insurance? 2. Are you in my plan’s network?
If you are having trouble finding accurate information about provider networks or are having trouble getting an appointment with an in-network provider, please let Whitney Griggs, our Consumer Education Specialist, know (Whitney can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-567-5016). Whitney can walk you through the process and help you understand your rights and protections as a consumer.