A Healthy Blog

Massachusetts health care — wonky, with a healthy dose of reality

How's Your Insurer's Price Transparency Tool? Take the Survey.

Health Insurer cost estimation sites

How's Your Insurer's Price Transparency Tool? Take the Survey.

February 12, 2015


Imagine shopping where you can't see the price tag. 

Would you buy something with a credit card if you didn't know the cost until your bill arrived? 

That's exactly what often happens when you "buy" a health care service. 

Massachusetts law allows you to see the price tags of different health care providers - before you choose them to provide your health care service. Your health insurance company must have an online cost estimator that you can use to find out in advance what you will have to pay for your health care service. 

Health Care For All wants to make sure that these cost estimators are available and helpful to you as a health care consumer

To do that, we need your help! 

First, go online and find your insurance company's cost estimator. Check it out, and then answer these brief questions to tell us about your experience. We'll compile the responses, and issue a "report card" on how well these sites meet consumer needs.

The questions can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cost_estimator

Thank you so much for your help! 

 If you have any questions, contact Emily Boardman at eboardman@hcfama.org