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Illinois Health Insurance

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Illinois Health Insurance

A healthy body is a happy body, and there’s no better way to preserve your health and your family’s health than with an Illinois health insurance policy from Held Insurance Agency.

Let’s face it, medical treatments aren’t cheap. Without Illinois health insurance coverage you could end up paying off medical bills for the rest of your life. Held Insurance Agency can help you find an affordable healthcare plan that’s right for you. Call 847.264.4644 and talk with one of our friendly agents today to learn more. 

What are the major types of health insurance policies in Illinois?

There are basically three major types of health insurance policies for Illinois residents to choose from–consumer-directed, fee-for-service, and managed care. These health insurance plans help cover your medical, surgical, and hospital expenses. They may even cover dental expenses, mental health services, and prescription drugs, depending on the coverage you choose.


A consumer-directed health plan (a.k.a. “consumer-driven” or “consumer choice”) is a newer type of healthcare plan that’s designed to give you more control. As part of the plan, you set up a health fund that can be used to cover medical expenses. 

Fee for Service

A fee-for-service plan is a more traditional healthcare plan. It means you pay a fee to your provider for every healthcare service you receive. The benefit of this type of health insurance plan is that it allows for a lot of flexibility when choosing a physician or healthcare provider.  

Managed Care

Members of managed care health plans generally enjoy more benefits like lower out-of-pocket costs. However, you can only receive treatment from physicians that participate in the managed care network. Typical managed care plans include health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred provider organizations (PPO), and point-of-service (POS) plans.

Common Health Insurance Terms

When discussing health insurance with a Held Insurance Agency agent, it helps to understand some of the common terms you’ll run into. Below you’ll find definitions of some of the most common health insurance terms.

Deductible–the amount of money you pay toward medical bills before your insurance coverage begins. 

Co-pay–a specified amount of money you pay upfront for doctor visits and prescription refills.

Coinsurance–the percentage of medical bills you pay after meeting the deductible.


To learn more about Illinois health insurance, call Held Insurance Agency at 847.264.4644 and talk with one of our agents today. We’re right here in Illinois, ready to guide you toward a more secure future.

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