Resource Center

HOW TO PICK A HEALTH PLAN

Health insurance Company Rankings

  1. Insure.com Best Health Insurance Companies

Health Insurance Company Guides

  1. CA Dept. of Insurance – Health Insurance Guide
  2. Consumer Reports – Guide to Health Insurance
  3. HealthCare.gov – Choosing and Comparing Health Care Plans
  4. Health Insurance Plan Calculator
  5. WebMD Health Insurance Quiz

Health Topic Resources

  1. U.S. National Library of Medicine – MedLinePlus
  2. WebMD Prescription Drugs

 

PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES AND RANKINGS

Doctor Rankings

  1. Consumer Checkbook – Surgeon Ratings
  2. Healthgrades – Find the Best Doctor
  3. Live Clinic – Best Doctor Review Sites
  4. RateMDs – Best Doctors in CA
  5. Consumer Reports – How to Find a Good Doctor
  6. CA State Office of Patient Advocate – Medical Group Ratings
  7. Medicare Provider Finder
  8. US News – Doctor Finder Data Sources
  9. US News – How to find the best PCP Doctor
  10. US News- Doctor Database
  11. US News – Choosing a Specialist Doctor
  12. Nerd Wallet – Choosing a Doctor
  13. Readers Digest – Choosing a Primary Care Doctor
  14. WebMD – How to Choose a Doctor
  15. WebMD – How to use On-Line Review Sites
  16. Find a Medical Expert

Hospital Rankings

  1. CA State Office of Patient Advocate
  2. Medicare Provider Finder
  3. Association of Health Care Journalists – Hospital Inspections
  4. CA Office of the Patient Advocate – Hospital and Medical Group Report Cards
  5. Cal Hospital – Compare Hospital Rankings
  6. Health Grades – Hospital Rankings
  7. US News and World Report – 20 Best Hospitals Ranked
  8. US News and World Report – How We Rate Hospitals

Dentist Rankings

  1. Rate MD’s – Dentists
  2. Rank My Dentist
  3. 1 800 Dentist – Locate a Dentist
  4. Health Grades – Find a Dentist
  5. Find a Dentist

Optometry Rankings

  1. American Optometric Association Optometry Finder
  2. California Optometric Association – Eye Help
  3. US News – Best Ophthalmology Hospitals
  4.  Universities.com – Best Optometry Schools and  Degrees
  5. Health Grades – Optometry Directory

MEDICAL CONDITION RESOURCES

Cancer Resources

  1. American Cancer Society – Support Programs and Services
  2. Cancer Care – Finding Resources in Your Community
  3. Cancer.Net – Navigating Cancer Care
  4. Cancer Support – Resource Directory
  5. National Cancer Institute – Resources
  6. Cancer.org Choosing a Doctor and Hospital
  7. Cancer.org Choosing Your Treatment Team
  8. On Line – Cancer Discussion and Resources

Diabetes Resources

  1. American Association of Diabetes Educators
  2. Centers for Disease – Control and Prevention
  3. Diabetes – Self-Management
  4. Everyday Health Resources – Diabetes Resource Guide

Heart Resources

  1. Boston Scientific – Heart Smart Resources
  2. Centers for Disease Control – Heart Disease Education Materials for Patients
  3. The Heart Foundation – Heart Disease Facts
  4. WebMD – Heart Disease Resources
  5. WomensHealth.gov – Heart Disease Resources

Pregnancy Resources

  1. Any Baby Can – Community Resources
  2. Care Net Pregnancy Centers – Find a Pregnancy Center
  3. Centers for Disease Control – Vaccines
  4. US Dept. of Health and Human Services – Health Assistance Programs
  5. WebMD – Pregnancy Resources

Smoking Cessation Resources

  1. American Heart Association 1 – Resources to Help Quit Smoking
  2. American Heart Association 2 – Help I Want to Quit Smoking
  3. CDC.gov 1 – Quit Smoking Resources
  4. CDC.gov 2 – I am Ready to Quit Smoking Resources
  5. CDC.gov 2 – Tips From Former Smokers
  6. Quit Smoking Resources
  7. SmokeFree.gov – Free Resources

Patient Billing and Claims Advocacy

  1. Advocate Connection Directory 
  2. CA Health Advocates – Medicare Billing and Claims
  3. CA Medicare Advocacy
  4. Center for Medicare Advocacy
  5. Medicare.gov – Help with Your Rights
  6. Nerd Wallet – Patient and Billing Advocacy
  7. Patient Medicare Foundation – Pathways to Medicare and Medicaid

SENIOR CARE AND AGING RESOURCES

Elder and Caregiver Resources

  1. CA Dept. of Aging – Resources
  2. CA Dept. of Health Care Services – Long Term Care
  3. CA Long Term Care – Medicaid Eligibility
  4. CA Partnership for Long Term Care – R U Ready Resources
  5. Cal Quality Care – Long Term Care Rankings
  6. HHS.gov – Elder and Caregiver Resources
  7. National Council on Aging – Senior Benefits
  8. National Institute on Aging
  9. Medicare.gov – Nursing Home Comparison and Resources
  10. Medicare.Gov – Home Health Comparison and Resources
  11. Senior Assisted Living Facilities Finder
  12. Senior Living – Home Care Finder
  13. Senior Solutions of America – Aging Parents and Elder Care

Supplemental Savings

  1. Medical Expenses (click on “Patient Savings”)

Safer Cars

  1. Vehicle Ratings

MediCal – Medicaid Resources

  1. Benefits.gov – CA MediCal-Medicaid
  2. CA.gov Dept. of Health Care Services – MediCal
  3. CA.gov Dept. of Health Care – MediCAl
  4. Covered California – MediCal
  5. Definition: CA MediCal & MediCaid
  6. Eligibility.com – CA MediCal
  7. Eligibility – Federal Medicaid
  8. California Dept. of Social Services – Community Care

Medicare Resources

  1. Medicare Provider Finder
  2. AARP – Finding Best Doctor and Hospital
  3. CA Medicare – Health Assistance
  4. Medicare.gov – Senior Website Resources #1
  5. Medicare.gov – Contact Resources #2
  6. Medicare.gov – Hospital Comparison
  7. Senior Resource on Aging

Retirement Calculators

  1. 10 Best Retirement Calculators
  2. NERD WALLET RETIREMENT
  3. Market Watch – Retirement Calculator

VIDEO RESOURCES

Product Videos

  1. IDShield
  2. LegalShield
  3. Health Savings Account

Informational Videos

  1. Kaiser Permanente Health Insurance Videos
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How-To Videos

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