Gold Health Plan VS Silver Health Plan: Which Should I Choose?
ObamaCare initiates its Exchange January 1, 2014. Most people are wondering, “which plan is right for me?” We have laid out the differences between the Silver Plan and the Gold Plan. This should help you make a decision when the open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace runs from October 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.
Silver and Gold Plans
Family and individual plans are what the numbers below are based off of, click here to learn more about ObamaCare for Small Business Owners.
|Doctor’s Office Visits||$45||$30|
|Generic Rx||$25 or less||$25 or less|
|Brand RX||$50 *after $500 Rx deductible||$50|
|ER Visit||$250 *after deductible||$250|
|Out-of-Pocket Max||$6,350/$12,700 (ind/fam)||$6,350/$12,700 (ind/fam)|
|Details||Silver Plan||Gold Plan|
*California was the first state to release its premiums and costs, the number below reflect their numbers. Individual states and insurance providers are still trying to understand this brand new law so therefore we will update this page as new information becomes available. For information about specific details of health plans in your state call 800-930-7956.
Which Plan Will Save You the Most?
To learn which plan will save you the most you need to weigh the following:
- Learn whether you are eligible for federal premium subsidies and/or federal cost-sharing subsidies.
- Actual monthly premium cost
- Actual costs for services in your state
- Determine what you can actually afford based on your medical history.
Gold may the better choice for you than Silver, if you can afford it, because it has a lower deductible, and more benefits before hitting the deductible. However, Silver is the only plan that offers the ObamaCare cost-sharing subsidies to help with out of pocket costs, such as deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments.
We can help you figure out which is best for you. To learn more about your specific monthly premium or if you qualify for subsidies, click here to contact a Medicoverage agent to get started.