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What makes catastrophic plans different from other plans?


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Catastrophic plans have VERY high deductibles, more than $6,000. These deductibles work much like deductibles for car insurance, meaning you have to spend a certain amount of money before the insurance company covers the rest.  In other words, the plans help to provide basic routine care and protect against major medical catastrophes, but may still require significant out-of-pocket spending.

Note: You will NOT be able to use tax credits to purchase a catastrophic plan like you would to purchase traditional plans on your state’s Health Insurance Marketplace.

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