Many of us have feelings about health insurance.
And questions. So many questions. Like, Why is it so hard to get an answer to my question?
Not many people want to hear you gripe — but your new best friend JOANY is willing to lend an ear.
JOANY isn’t a single person, but a healthcare concierge service. Its employees help individuals find and compare plans, seek out doctors and navigate complicated medical bills.
The company’s goal? Simplify the whole darn process.
In order to best cater to customers, it needs you to answer some survey questions — it takes less than 10 minutes, with fewer than 50 questions.
In return, you’ll pocket a free $25.
Do You Qualify for JOANY’s Health Insurance Survey?
In order to participate, you’ll need to meet these qualifications:
- You purchased health insurance for 2017 through your state exchange, Healthcare.gov, a broker or a plan, such as Oscar or Aetna.
- You don’t receive health insurance through your employer.
- You don’t receive health insurance through your school or university.
- You aren’t enrolled in a short-term plan.
- Your health insurance is currently active.
- You aren’t on Medicaid, Medicare or VA health insurance.
Were you able to tick off all these boxes? Start the survey.
What to Expect From JOANY’s Health Insurance Survey
JOANY promises fewer than 50 questions and less than 10 minutes of your time.
You’ll start with some basic questions about your birthday, gender, household income, profession, zip code — you get the point.
The questions then become more health-oriented: How many doctor visits do you think you’ll make next year? What medications do you take?
Then you’ll answer those questions you’ve been burning to vent about: How do you feel about your health insurance? What do you like the most and least about it? How long does it really take for you to figure out which doctors are covered?
Most questions are multiple choice, making answering easy.
JOANY will also ask you to text a photo of your health insurance card before continuing on.
It’s worth noting that all your answers — including that photo of your insurance card — are protected under HIPAA.
Once you submit the health insurance survey, a representative from JOANY will be in touch within 48 hours. If there are no further questions, you’ll get compensated for your time: $25 through Paypal, an Amazon gift card or, really, however you wish.
Plus, you’ll go to bed tonight knowing you’ve helped improve this confusing, muddled world of health insurance.
Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. Talks of health insurance stress her out.
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