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Compare health insurance plans and costs from over 200 companies

HealthMarkets is an insurance agency that provides health insurance quotes from over 200 health insurers. Through HealthMarkets, consumers can compare health insurance plans and products on the market in their area online. HealthMarkets users can also receive assistance from a licensed insurance agent.

HealthMarkets offers quotes and assistance throughout the United States. HealthMarkets is a convenient tool because it allows consumers to view all of their policy options at any time.

The Good

  • Health Plans Available
  • Plans for Small Businesses
  • Online Convenience
  • Work with Independent Agents
  • Additional Insurance Quotes

Health Plans Available

HealthMarkets provides quotes and compares the following kinds of medical insurance plans:

  • Individual and Family plans
  • Catastrophic plans
  • Short Term plans
  • Medicare
  • Medigap

With such a broad range of plan-types, most consumers will be able to find the kind of plan they are looking for.

The ability to view coverage options from more than 200 insurance companies is one of the greatest advantages of using HealthMarkets.

The ability to compare cost and coverage offered by different insurance companies makes it easier to find affordable health insurance.

Plans for Small Businesses

HealthMarkets also allows small business owners to view employer-offered health insurance plans that they can offer their employees as part of a benefits package. 

In addition to health insurance plans, business owners can view costs and comparisons of dental, vision, and life insurance voluntary benefits.

Online Convenience

Customers can view health insurance plans and pricing available in their area after completing a brief online form.

This aspect of HealthMarkets is far more convenient and quicker than filling out separate questionnaires on multiple websites and then comparing quotes.

Work with Independent Agents

While customers can view health insurance plans online at their convenience, they can also work with a licensed agent over the phone or in-person to understand their health insurance options and make the best choice for themselves.

Access to licensed insurance agents demonstrates HealthMarket's commitment to quality customer service and care.

It’s great that the agents are not dedicated to any particular insurance provider because that means that their purpose is to assist the customer, not a specific insurance company.

Additional Insurance Quotes

Consumers can also find insurance quotes for life, dental, and vision insurance through HealthMarkets. For people seeking additional kinds of private insurance, these additional quote offerings can make purchasing insurance even more convenient.

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The Bad

  • No Medicaid

No Medicaid

HealthMarkets does not provide quotes for Medicaid plans. Consumers interested in purchasing Medicaid will not be able to find assistance through HealthMarkets.

The Bottom Line

While HealthMarkets does not provide quotes or comparisons for Medicaid insurance plans, it does have many positive aspects, including the ability to view and compare a wide range of health insurance plans and their costs. Many customers will be able to find the kind of health insurance plan they want through HealthMarkets and be able to compare plans across companies.

Its search tool and licensed agents allow individuals and small business owners to have a simplified and hassle-free experience shopping for health insurance.

HealthMarkets is a great tool to use when enrolling in health insurance because it helps consumers find the best coverage at the best price.


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