To help people take more control over their potential healthcare costs, the state of Massachusetts recently launched the “Get The Deal on Care” website.
This website was created in partnership with 13 Massachusetts health insurance companies. The launch of the site follows 2012 regulations that mandate insurers provide online cost-estimating tools.
As opposed to housing cost-comparison tools on its own site, the site primarily directs consumers to visit the website of their specific insurance company. After logging in, they are able to access the online cost estimator tool provided by their carrier.
To help demonstrate how these tools may benefit your employees, below are a few screenshots* — which are provided for sample use only — from the current online cost-estimating tool from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts:
Step 1: Search by Procedure Name and Location
Step 2: View Summary of Results and Cost Ranges
Step 3: Review Cost Estimates Between Facilities/Providers
Step 4: Compare Facilities to View Additional Details
I hope that you find this brief overview helpful as you seek to become aware of these new tools.
If you’d like to learn more about how these tools may benefit your employees, please contact the CBG Benefits team at 781-759-1222.