Discusison: Comparing Health Plans
In preparing for this discussion. For your initial post, address the following in the discussion forum:
• Select a managed care plan such as an HMO, PPO, POS, or EPO and discuss its advantages and disadvantages.
• Explain the main features of a consumer-directed health plan (CDHP).
• Examine one real-life example of a CDHP plan (e.g., Cigna 1500) and another for the selected managed care plan (e.g., Aetna Open Choice PPO) in terms of covered benefits, choice of providers, and level of cost sharing and then determine which one would be the optimal choice for your family.
The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.