Alaska has some of the highest health care costs not just in the country, but in the world. Costs can be attributed to factors including supply and demand, consumer habits, lack of competition and lack of transparency.
Become a smarter health care consumer with two simple tips. First, avoid out-of-network traps. Stay in network if you can because out-of-network providers have not contracted with your insurance company to accept discounted rates.
Second, examine your health care plan, ask questions and take advantage of preventative care to make sure you’re receiving benefits for the payments you make.
– Lynn Rust Henderson, Premera