Health insurance plans for individuals and families are sold in a variety of plan types. The most advantageous plan that allows for the broadest based access to providers is a PPO insurance policy. PPO stands for a “Preferred Provider Organization” and, this type of network allows for you to see any provider in the network for a reduced fee known as a contracted rate. What really makes the PPO plan remarkable in terms of provider access is the ability for the policy holder to even see providers that are not contracted and “in network”. Using out of network providers is allowed but the insurance carrier would pay at a reduced rate and you would end up owing more to the provider than you would in network.
This freedom to see any provider in or out of the network is truly the hallmark of PPO insurance and is why it is the most sought after insurance plan on the market. If you or a family member were to come down with a dreaded disease or illness you could literally see any provider across the country with a PPO plan. This is certainly not the case with other types of insurance networked plans like HMO’s and EPO’s. With HMO and EPO insurance you must see a participating provider in order for the insurance carrier to pay benefits. Otherwise, if the provider is not in the HMO network, the insurance carrier will not pay any benefits whatsoever! Another alarming issue when it comes to HMO networks is the provider choices tend to me much more limited than their PPO counterparts. Many providers in Texas and other states refuse to accept HMO’s simply because the reimbursement amounts are so low they cannot afford to provide services at a profit.
There are a few EPO networks that are favorable
We offer PPO and Short term medical insurance in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Arizona, and Colorado.
LINK TO SHORT TERM PLANS: https://www.quotit.net/eproIFP/webPages/infoEntry/InfoEntryZip.asp?insuranceTypeID=T&license_no=7EXXNH