The 2016 health insurance season is officially here. And whether you're looking at plans on healthcare.gov, through a health insurance broker, or from your employer, one thing is absolutely critical: do your homework to make sure you have access to Duke Medicine doctors, hospitals and clinics.
Even if your current plan covers Duke (e.g., Blue Advantage from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina), drastic changes to insurance plans could put your health at risk. If you do nothing you could be automatically enrolled in a health insurance plan that does not cover Duke Medicine. Simply put, you could lose your Duke doctor as well as care from the #1 hospital in the state.
So what's your plan? Watch the videos below for answers and click here to see a list of insurance plans accepted at Duke.
What is a Narrow Network Plan?
As healthcare plans change, healthcare providers are having to limit the doctors and hospitals they can cover. Make sure Duke is still a part of your plan.
Am I in Danger of Losing My Doctor?
Healthcare is changing. And if you don't read the fine print, you could be auto-enrolled in a plan that doesn't even include your doctor.
How Do I Choose a Plan?
There is lots of information out there. Make sure you have the information you need to choose the right plan.
What If I Get My Insurance on the Exchange?
Getting your insurance on healthcare.gov can be overwhelming. Learn what you need to know before going to the exchange.
You Need a Plan
What's going on in the world of insurance. Find out what is changing, do your homework and get the coverage you need.