Comparing Health Insurance Plans It is important to compare health insurance plans from different sources. In this assignment, you will obtain and evaluate information on three different types of health insurance policies. In the table below, there are columns for three different health insurance providers. Visit the National Health Information Center's web site. (http://www.health.gov/nhic/) You will need to choose one health maintenance organization (HMO) that does business in your area. Your second provider should be a private insurance company; you can find companies in the phone book under Insurance. Find out about the individual policies that the company offers. Your third provider should be a local business that offers a plan to its employees. Contact the Human Relations department at that business to get information about its group policies for employees. For each provider, find out which kinds of insurance it offers, what its premiums are, and how much the deductibles and coinsurance are. Enter your answers in the table below. Private Group Provider HMO Policy Policy Premium Hospital Expense Insurance Surgical Expense Insurance Physician Expense Insurance Major Medical Insurance Comprehensive Major Medical Insurance Other benefits (dental, vision, long-term care, etc.) Now, type a paragraph explaining which policy would be best for you, and why. When you've finished, save this document as an RTF file. Use the link on the lesson page to upload your file for grading.