Insurance Basics Directory
What you need to know about health insurance, made simple.
Your Health Information Privacy Rights (HIPAA)
At a glance, here are the federal privacy rights that protect your medical information and medical records under the federal law known as HIPAA.
Types of Health Plans: How They Compare
Learn from WebMD about the types of health insurance plans available under the Affordable Care Act.
Doctor Rating and Review Sites: Reliable?
If you’re looking for a doctor, should you use sites that allow ratings and reviews? WebMD answers your questions.
If You Don't Have Health Insurance: When Do You Need to Shop for It?
WebMD explains how to buy a health insurance plan.
Denied Medical Care?
Nothing can be more frustrating or confusing than to show up at your doctor's office with symptoms of a health problem, only to be told you can't get the diagnostic test you want, a referral to a specialist, or a specific medical treatment.
Health Care Reform and Children: College Students, Autism, Prenatal Care, and More
WebMD explains how children and teens will be affected by health care reform.
Personal Story: Jordan Searches for Individual Health Insurance
How Long Can You Stay on Your Parents' Insurance?
With the changing healthcare laws, many people aren’t aware of how long their child can stay on their health insurance.
What Are Essential Health Benefits?
Plans offered through the health insurance Marketplaces are all required to have essential benefits, but what are they?
What Is a Catastrophic Health Plan?
A catastrophic health plan sounds like it should cover catastrophes, but what is it really?
What Is a Flexible Spending Account?
A flexible spending account might help you pay for your health care costs.