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What Health Insurance Will Really Cost You Next Year

Why a platinum plan might be best for some people

By Elizabeth O'Brien and MarketWatch

(This article appeared previously on MarketWatch.com.)

Fall marks the start of open enrollment season for individual and group health-insurance plans. And as consumers weigh their options, a recent study shows the importance of looking beyond the plan’s price of its premium when making a selection.

 

This holds particularly true for boomers and others with more complex medical needs. “Most of us as we age, statistically, see doctors more often and take more drugs,” said Kev Coleman, head of research and data at HealthPocket, a health-insurance comparison website.

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Elizabeth O'Brien is a retirement healthcare reporter for MarketWatch. Contact her at Elizabeth.O'[email protected]

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