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What do I use a health insurance card for?

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Your insurance card proves that you have health insurance. It contains information that your doctor or hospital will use to get paid by your insurance company. Doctors usually make a copy of your insurance card the first time they see you as a patient.

Your card is also handy when you have questions about your health coverage. There's a phone number on it you can call for information. It might also list basics about your health plan.

From: How to Use Your Health Insurance WebMD Medical Reference

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Institute of Medicine: "Helping Consumers Understand and Use Health Insurance in 2014." 

Institute of Medicine: "Let's Ask 4?s"

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on July 16, 2018

SOURCES:

Institute of Medicine: "Helping Consumers Understand and Use Health Insurance in 2014." 

Institute of Medicine: "Let's Ask 4?s"

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on July 16, 2018

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