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WPS Health Insurance Offers Free Guide, "Top Tips for Buying Individual Health Insurance"

Individual Health Insurance Guide

20-Page Guide Presents 12 Practical Tips to Help Individuals and Families Choose the Right Health Plan for Them

MADISON, Wisconsin
February 15, 2012

The right health plan helps people stay healthy and protects their hard-earned savings in the event of a serious injury or illness. The wrong health plan can leave people open to thousands of dollars in unexpected medical costs. That's why the individual health plan experts at WPS, Wisconsin's leading not-for-profit health insurer and provider of affordable group and individual health insurance, have teamed up to bring individuals and families a free guide packed with 12 of the industry's top tips for choosing a health plan that fits their coverage needs and budget.

"Everyone needs a good health plan," said Jim Baird, vice president of individual sales at WPS Health Insurance. "But choosing the right plan can be difficult. Whether you are self-employed, a small-business employee without group coverage, an early retiree, or between jobs, "Top Tips for Buying Individual Health Insurance" contains valuable tips to help you understand your options and get the most from your health plan."

This free 20-page guide provides helpful information about:

  • How today's high-deductible plans offer not just savings, but real value
  • Why the most inexpensive plan often isn't the most affordable plan
  • The difference between embedded and non-embedded deductibles - and why one can save thousands of dollars each year
  • Why purchasing separate policies for individual family members can help some families save significantly
  • The benefits of a little-known but fast-growing type of health plan that can lower premiums, save money, and help pay for future medical expenses, tax-free

Plus, readers will find answers to commonly asked health insurance questions, definitions of common terms, personal stories from WPS plan consultants, and more.

WPS encourages individuals and families looking for more health insurance tips and strategies to check out the WPS Learning Center for free articles on controlling costs, preventing illness, making wise health decisions, and other timely topics. For questions or to request a quote for a high-quality individual or family plan from WPS, please call 1-866-297-4977 to talk with a friendly representative.

"Individuals and families in Wisconsin can request or download this free guide by calling 888-245-4197 or visiting www.wpshealthplans.com/toptips."

— WPS Health Insurance

About WPS Health Insurance
Founded in 1946, WPS is Wisconsin's leading not-for-profit health insurer, offering affordable individual health insurance, family health insurance, high-deductible health plans, and short-term health insurance, as well as flexible and affordable group plans and cost-effective benefit plan administration for businesses. The WPS Medicare division administers Part A and B benefits for millions of seniors in multiple states, and the WPS TRICARE division serves millions more members of the U.S. military and their families. In 2012, the international Ethisphere® Institute named WPS one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the third straight year. WPS is the only health insurance company to earn this distinction multiple times. For more information about WPS Health Insurance, visit www.wpsic.com.