Arlington county is an extension of Washington, D.C., and is home to the Pentagon, as well as several sizable national memorials. A highly influential location for government affairs, Arlington is a staple of American life and culture and neighbors the charming, historic city of Alexandria. Both are popular suburbs for D.C. commuters, though they each have their own attractions and communities. Arlington is also home to many Fortune 500 companies, as well as the Arlington Arts Center, bringing plenty of business and culture into its own proximity.
Health insurance could be one reason to live in this area instead of downtown Washington, as prices are within a normal range in Arlington, while its urban counterpart is much higher. Carriers serving the area include Kaiser Permanente, Aetna, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana, and UnitedHealthOne. Between these companies there are PPO, HMO, and HSA plans available in the Arlington region, giving residents several options when it comes to how you obtain coverage.
Sample Arlington Health Insurance Quote
By running a sample quote for a 30-year-old male resident of Arlington, it was evident that Coventry One is the reigning health plan over the competition. Living next to one of the nation’s largest cities can add up in expenses, but this plan covers everything for $110 per month, which is right in line with average individual health plan pricing. The Classic Copay plan gives you benefits as soon as your effective date, including doctor’s office visits and prescriptions. The same benefits can be found elsewhere for slightly more, but this plan covers all the bases for the lowest price.
UnitedHealthOne’s copay plan is only $5 more per month, offering the same array of services and coverage, with very little variation from the Coventry Plan. Both offer exactly the same coverage options with the exception of prescription coverage, whereas Coventry offers a lower pharmacy deductible. However, both United and Coventry give access to generics before deductible is met.
After these two, prices remain normal, but Aetna only offers 70 percent coverage and the Humana plan, which is basically a mirror image of the United Copay plan, is $144 per month. Kaiser Permanente also offers an HMO plan for those who like their managed care managed, for $195 a month with a few upfront benefits. Kaiser covers maternity benefits, unlike the rest of these carriers, so if babies are on your horizon, perhaps this HMO is a good choice.
For more information on Arlington area plans, call us at 888 803 5917. You may also take the brave jump into the quote engine and run your own quote.
1. Wikipedia.org. “Arlington County, Virginia”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_County,_Virginia.
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