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Making Sense of Health Insurance

To make buying your own coverage easier, it helps to know the basics. Over 65? Visit our Medicare Basics page to learn more.

Select a category below to explore the basics of health insurance.

How Health Insurance Works

How Health Insurance Works

Why having coverage is important, plan types, life events, ACA basics

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What Health Insurance Covers

What Health Insurance Covers

Covered benefits, plan information, choosing a doctor, member ID cards

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Health Insurance Costs

Health Insurance Costs

Financial assistance, the cost of insurance, how to save on care, coverage and medication

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Choosing a Health Insurance Plan

Choosing a Health Insurance Plan

Getting coverage, what to consider before you decide, why choose CareFirst

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Check out our short, informative videos to learn more about insurance basics and your CareFirst health plan.

No matter where you are on your path to good health,
CareFirst can help make sense of it.

Choosing a Plan

Learn about CareFirst and how our plans can meet your needs.

Understanding Your Benefits

Find answers to questions about your CareFirst coverage.

Finding Care

Access affordable care when you need it.

Achieving Your Best Health

Reach your wellness goals with CareFirst’s help.

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Understanding CareFirst’s EOBs

Learn more about CareFirst’s explanation of benefits (EOB), what they are (and are not) and how to make sense of them.

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