How to find a medical care provider under Core Health Insurance

Click here to access the  national provider search tool

This is a generic provider search tool. If you were provided a provider search link by your health plan administrator, use that instead.

President Trump signing
President Trump authorizes new health plan options

Following the October 2018 enactment of new federal health insurance rules liberalizing the use of lower cost limited benefit health insurance – policies with with less structure than Obamacare are growing in popularity. A host of new plans are being developed or re-introduced to the market where permitted under state law. One of the most popular plans is Core Health Insurance. Details of coverage are listed on the actual quote and enrollment web page but an introduction is included in another blog post.

Core Health Insurance plans provide limited defined coverage for treatment provided under and hospital or doctor in the United States. However, the policyholder can save time and money by using an in-network provider.

The participating provider network is Multiplan, a large national organization used by about seven different health insurance companies.

Participating providers can be found based on a search by name, location, specialty, or facility type.

The network’s web site administrator works hard to ensure that data on medical care providers is accurate but provider information changes frequently. Also, finding a provider on this site is not a guarantee of benefits coverage.

Before you receive care, you should contact the provider to verify new patient status, location and network participation.

It also makes sense to verify your health plan benefits and read the coverage description and limits before receiving care.

Personal policyholder assistance is available by telephone or online through OnlineNavigator.

Introduction to Core Health Insurance

This is meant as a brief description only and not as an offer to to sell insurance. Freedom Benefits and OnlineNavigator are not authorized to sell insurance or to represent any insurance company. See the insurance company’s published information for all details.

Core Health Insurance logo
Core Health Insurance

Core Health Insurance provides specified limited dollar coverage for your basic medical needs, helping to provide a medical option for people who do not have the luxury of being covered by a comprehensive health insurance plan. Core Health does provide benefits for pre-existing conditions but be sure to understand all of the limitations. Core Health insurance generally continues month after month, year after year, until you cancel it or until you reach the maximum age for coverage. In general, these plans provide less coverage at a lower price than Obamacare plans but may also cover more of the more common types of smaller medical expenses.

Acceptance is guaranteed for all applicants in these states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, MI, MS, NE, NV, ND, NM, OH OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, WI, and WY.

Core Health Plans include benefits for:

  • Doctor Office Visit benefits
  • Wellness Visit benefits
  • Hospital and ICU benefits
  • Emergency benefits
  • Surgery and anesthesia benefits
  • Accident medical expenses and more
  • Single or Family coverage
  • Freedom to choose any Doctor or Hospital
  • Discount Medical Program

View the benefit overview on the insurer’s quote page. Personal help is available online or by phone to help with your decision.

 

Freedom from birth control coverage requirements

Qualifying small business employers can now customize their benefits and save money in the process.

Effective immediately, the Trump administration will allow religious groups, nonprofits, some small businesses and some other employers to opt out of an Obamacare requirement to provide birth-control coverage for their employees. Exempt employers include “religious employers”, houses of worship, health sharing ministries, a few employers who got religious exemptions, non-profit hospitals, some institutions of higher education. This is the first time since 2011 that employers were allowed this option. Two separate rules issued by the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury finalized exemptions for employers that have religious or moral objections to contraceptive coverage. One HHS rule called the “Religious Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act” allows employers to claim “sincerely held” religious objects while a second HHS rule called the “Moral Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act” offers another exemption on moral grounds.

The Supreme Court ruled in 2014 in the Hobby Lobby case that the Affordable Care Act couldn’t require employers to offer insurance coverage for certain birth control methods they equate with abortion. The court decision applied only to private corporations such as the family-owned companies  that challenged the law. Women working for those companies could still get morning-after pills and IUDs from other sources, such as the government or private insurance plans.

Freedom Benefits can help small business employers modify their employee health plans to exclude this expense and save money through insurance or a health reimbursement arrangement. Likewise, we can steer employees who need this coverage to alternate sources.

 

For more than two decades, we have been committed to freedom of choice in health care planning. Check out the new alternatives to Obamacare through the online health insurance marketplace and let us know how we can help you make more efficient and better informed health care planning choices.