Nov. 9, 2022

Expensive Open Enrollment Mistakes to Avoid: Making the Best of a Bad System

Expensive Open Enrollment Mistakes to Avoid: Making the Best of a Bad System

Hear the best tips from a healthcare expert.


HMO or PPO? Go for the high-deductible health plan, or accept the higher premiums? Opt for the copay or coinsurance model? Can you trust the little brochures that subtly guide you to a “lower-cost” option, or are those marketing materials? How does healthcare use big data to offload more of your medical costs onto you?

It’s fascinating that personal finance content doesn’t focus more on navigating the US healthcare marketplace—after all, just one mistake that leaves you underinsured can wipe out months (if not years) of accumulated savings from buying store-brand options and trimming back on subscriptions. When your out-of-pocket maximum is more than $10,000, the stakes are high

My guest this week, Sarah Khan of My Voice My Health, is a healthcare executive by day and a patient advocate by night. She answers all my questions with a level of insight I hadn’t considered before, and they’re sure to help you make the best choices this open enrollment season.

And in this week's Rich Girl Roundup, we talk about if pausing your investment contributions in a bear market is the right move.

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