The healthcare and insurance industries have become increasingly confusing to navigate. Most consumers don’t realize there is a pretty big difference between the two industries because it’s often difficult to see where the healthcare industry stops and the insurance industry begins. Uncovered wants to change all that. Its motto is to:
“Use our insider knowledge and experience to navigate the confusing world of healthcare and partner with healthcare professionals to deliver solutions that work for people and their families.”
About Uncovered HC
Uncovered Company Overview
Uncovered is a review site that informs consumers on the best possible (and most cost-effective) health care and insurance options based on patient conditions. Its founders created the site after working in the healthcare and insurance industries for decades and realizing how confusing the system can be for the uneducated consumer.
Patients can search for conditions and symptoms to find out the best possible course of treatment and which doctors and specialists they need to seek out. Of course, Uncovered also helps by recommending health insurance options to help pay for said treatments.
Consumers can walk into a doctor’s office knowing exactly what to expect, from possible treatment options to costs.
The platform partners with HealthSherpa, an online Affordable Care Act marketplace, that helps patients find health insurance that’s right for them. It also offers health care money-saving tips.
Is Uncovered Right For You?
The founders of Uncovered want to make healthcare approachable for everyone — regardless of their understanding of the system.
If you’re tired of paying huge premiums and out-of-pocket healthcare costs, you’re not alone. With new advancements in technology, we’re able to see the holes in the system and discover what services aren’t worth their hefty price tags. Uncovered is a great tool for just about anyone, especial those who need to:
- Buy health insurance plans/deciding which plans are right for you and your conditions
- Educate yourself on the differences between healthcare and health insurance
- Save money on prescriptions
- Find out what treatments are viable and which are unnecessary
- Discover common conditions and corresponding symptoms and treatments
- Save money on health insurance premiums and copays
Is Uncovered Credible?
Uncovered founder Scott Heiser is the author of the book, Healthcare Is Making Me Sick: Learn the Rules to Regain Control and Fight for Your Healthcare. Heiser wrote the book to give average people insight on the healthcare industry and help patients take back control of their health care, “one question at a time.”
Heiser is the right person to write the book and run this website. This healthcare industry insider used to work for the industry he now strives to disrupt. He once helped price, plan, and negotiate healthcare plans.
Uncovered savings lead Ken Rose, RPh/Rx is a multidisciplinary pharmacist, who has over 38 years of experience in the industry. He knows the ins and outs of helping consumers save money on prescriptions and understand what medicines are vital to their health — and which are not.
The company’s mental health lead Dr. Frank Wood, MD, is a licensed psychologist. He created the program Thriving With Stress and has been a featured speaker at TEDx.
Healthcare Conditions Treated by Uncovered
Uncovered isn’t a network of doctors and doesn’t treat symptoms. What it does do is help you find out what type of treatment you need — so you don’t get fleeced by health care providers down the line.
Just some of the conditions Uncovered has set out to educate patients on include:
- Acid reflux (GERD)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
- Hypertension (primary and secondary)
- Skin conditions
- Common rashes
- Fungal rashes
- Suspicious moles
- Contact Dermatitis
- Thyroid issues (hyperthyroid and hypothyroid)
Each informative guide offers six points of information to help prevent conditions, where to find a provider to help treat conditions, and what to expect from providers. The mini-guides available within each guide include:
- Where to Start: Finding The Right Provider
- Selecting The Specialist That's Right For You
- What To Expect From A Visit With A (Condition Specialist)
- How (Condition) is Diagnosed and What to Expect
- Treating (Condition)
- Lifestyle Changes That Will Improve Your Health
Again, Uncovered simply wants health care consumers to be as educated as possible before seeking treatment, care, or an insurance company for that matter.
Uncovered Does NOT treat Some Conditions
Uncovered is not a doctor and can’t treat your conditions. If you want to educate yourself about your symptoms, find out what you should pay for treatments, and know what to expect before your appointment, this is the website for you. Here are a few things Uncovered is not:
- An in-person doctor
- An online doctor
- An insurance company
- A telemedicine provider
In fact, Uncovered doesn’t even make recommendations for online or telehealth providers at all. Their goal is to simply make health care more affordable by offering advice and resources and encouraging people to educate themselves — instead of listening solely to one doctor’s advice.
Pricing: How Much Does Uncovered Cost?
Uncovered is totally free! Of course, you’ll need to pay for health insurance and other services purchased through the site (the company makes money from affiliate marketing partnerships through insurance providers).
The good news is that Uncovered offers honest advice and doesn’t simply steer patients toward the most expensive health insurance coverage simply to make more money.
What Do We Think About Uncovered?
Overall, we like Uncovered and can’t wait to see how this online health insurance reviewer moves forward with its recommendations in the future. The company’s founder and leaders are definitely experienced in negotiating the best prices for health insurance and health care.
We also love that the site focuses mainly on educating insurance symptoms and treatment, so consumers can make the best possible decisions based on their underlying conditions.
If you’re in the market for health insurance and feel a little overwhelmed and confused by the Affordable Healthcare Act marketplace and your options, check out Uncovered’s easy-to-use platform and streamlined website interface.