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Why create an online health insurance account

Keeping track of your health insurance information can be tough. Luckily, you can sign up for an online health insurance account to make life easier.

When I first got a smartphone, I only used it for calls and texts. I had no idea it could help me with so much more. Now I use the calendar feature to keep track of my son’s baseball games, and the GPS feature to get there and cheer him on. My smartphone simplifies my life and saves my information in one place.

The same goes for using an online health insurance account. It gives you more control over your health plan information.

It makes life easy

Think of your online account as an electronic filing cabinet. It keeps your documents safe and organized so you don’t have to. Plus, some online accounts let you sign up for email notifications that tell you when new information is posted.

Convenience when you need it

Your online account is with you whenever you need it.

Some accounts can be used to:

  • Pay bills automatically so you’ll never miss a premium payment.
  • Check on recent claims and explanation of benefits to see how much you owe.
  • View and print your member ID card if you need a new one.
  • Look up your medicine names and dosage.
  • Review your benefits and coverage.

Like my phone’s calendar feature saves me the time of organizing a paper calendar, some online accounts let you sign up for paperless delivery of your health plan materials. That means less mail to sort through (and more counter space). 

 

If you’re like me, you’re juggling enough already. (Which is why I love my smartphone.) Let an online account help you out. If you ever have questions about your account, your health plan is a phone call away.

 

  • Alison is a Senior Manager of Member Services at HealthPartners. She’s been with HealthPartners for more than 16 years. Her team is a one-stop-shop for answers, information, and support for Medicare and Medicaid members and providers.When she’s not working or writing for the HealthPartners Medicare blog she enjoys spending time with her family boating in the summer and watching movies in the winter.
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