NIXA, Mo. — If you haven't done it yet, you know the deadline to enroll for health insurance benefits for 2011 is fast approaching. Experts say this year is unlike any other - with consumers scrutinizing enrollment forms to try to find a way to cut costs.
Healthcare reform is making everyone from retired senior citizens to hard working Americans ask many questions during what's being called an uneasy enrollment process.
Medical Benefits Group has large stacks of health insurance applications from consumers.
“We sit down and find the best plan,” said owner Jeff Broyles.
Consumers have a lot of concerns: the uncertainty of the healthcare legislation; the allowance of children's pre-existing conditions, and, most importantly, rates, coverage, co-pays and premiums are going up.
“Now, with healthcare reform making insurance companies cover those and accepting everyone, you're actually paying for the sick person,” said Broyles.