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Bana Jobe

Bana Jobe

Bana Jobe is an award-winning medical writer with over 10 years of experience

What Is a Pre-Existing Condition and Why Does It Matter?

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You’ve likely seen the debates over pre-existing conditions while shopping for insurance. But what is a pre-existing condition, and why does it matter?

How to Start Gap Year Planning (Without Emptying Your Wallet)

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High school graduates aren’t the only ones putting time, thought and money toward gap year planning. Here’s how to make it work with limited funds.

7 Free or Low-Cost Ways to Boost Your Mental Health

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Mental health can be expensive, but there are free or low-cost resources to teach you how to improve emotional health.

Cut Through the Confusion by Learning the Basics of a Supplemental Insurance Plan

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How do you shop for a supplemental insurance plan? Follow these easy tips and become a smarter shopper in no time.

The Pros and Cons of High-Deductible Health Plans

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Considering an HDHP? The trade-offs can work out in your favor if you keep a few things in mind regarding high-deductible health plan pros and cons.

Under New Rules, Short-Term Insurance Plans May Last Longer

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Starting October 2, HHS will allow patients to extend their short-term health insurance plans. Find out what this change means for you.

What Is Fixed Indemnity Insurance?

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Also known as a hospital indemnity insurance, fixed indemnity insurance pays out cold hard cash for unexpected injuries or illnesses.

Be Smarter Than Your Smart Devices: How to Make the Most of Wearables and Health Apps

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Wearable devices and mobile health care apps can play a big role in personal health — if you use the data correctly. Here’s how to stay on track.

Shopping for Supplemental Insurance: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

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What’s the best supplemental insurance for the life events nobody wants to think about but should? Consider these important factors before you buy.

What Insurance Should I Buy If I’m Healthy?

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What kind of health insurance for healthy people is out there? Read more for a look at some of your best options.