Do the Math #1: Health Care Coverage Amounts.
Christina Haley of San Marcos, Texas, age 61, recently suffered a severe
stroke. She was in intensive care for 12 days and was hospitalized for
18 more days. After being discharged from the hospital, she spent 45
days in a nursing home for medically necessary nursing and
Christina had a comprehensive health insurance plan
through her employer. The policy had a $1,000 deductible, a $50,000
episode limit, and a $250,000 annual limit with an 80/20 coinsurance
clause with a $2,000 coinsurance cap. Christina’s policy covered the
medically necessary services performed in a nursing home setting. Her
total bill was $125,765.
- a) How much of Christina’s expenses was paid by her insurance policy?
- b) How much did Christina pay?
Do the Math #2: Health Care Coverage Amounts.
Michael Howitt of Berkley, Michigan, recently had his gallbladder
removed. His total bill for this event, which was his only health care
expense for the year, came to $13,890. His health insurance plan has a
$500 annual deductible and an 80/20 coinsurance provision. The cap on
Michael’s coinsurance share is $2,000.
- a) How much of the bill will Michael pay?
- b) How much of the bill will be paid by Michael’s
Do the Math #1: Life Insurance Needs for a Young Single. Andrew
Blake of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is single and has been working as an
admissions counselor at a university for three years. Andrew owns a home
valued at $156,000 on which he owes $135,000. He has a two-year-old
vehicle valued at $12,500 on which he owes $8,000. He has
about $3,800 remaining on his student loans. His
retirement account has grown to $7,800, and he owns some stock valued at
$4,400. He has no life insurance and is considering buying some. How
much should he buy?