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Bana Jobe

Bana Jobe

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

Can You Google Your Way to Good Health?

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Diagnosing symptoms online may be tempting, but it’s not always good for your health. Learn to find health info from reputable sites with these tips.

Got an HMO or EPO? Here’s Why You Might Want to Add a Supplemental Plan, Too

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Narrow-network plans can be a smart health plan choice, but they may leave some coverage gaps. No need to worry! Supplemental insurance benefits can help.

What Exactly Does Medicare Cover?

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Understanding Medicare coverage ensures you know what to expect before you enroll. Here’s how to use Medicare to protect your health — and your pocketbook.

Should You Opt Out of Your Parents’ Health Insurance?

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The decision to stay on your parents’ health insurance until you’re 26 is a personal choice. Here’s why it could be one worth reconsidering.

The Pros and Cons of Buying Supplemental Insurance Through Your Employer

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Should you buy supplemental insurance through employer-sponsored benefits or on your own? Use these pros and cons to decide what’s best for you.

How to Pay for Medical Bills You Can’t Afford

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If you’re worried about paying for medical bills, you’ve got options — however, keep in mind that some are better than others.

Heart Attack Recovery Costs (and How Supplemental Insurance Can Help)

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Heart attack recovery and treatment carries a big financial burden, but a supplemental plan like critical illness insurance can help.

What Is the Cost of an Ambulance Ride?

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The cost of an ambulance ride can vary, but that doesn’t mean you’re powerless. Plan ahead to make the right call — especially when that call is to 911.

What Counts as Preventive Health Care?

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Preventive health care can save lives — and under most insurance plans, it’s covered at no cost to you. Here’s why it’s worth taking advantage of.

About 1 in 3 Adults Under 65 Is Underinsured. Are You One of Them?

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Nearly 30% of working-age adults are underinsured. Are you one of them? Here’s how to tell — and what to do to make sure you’re covered.