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From the Simplee Community: “I saved $1,400 using Simplee”

I moved to the U.S. a few years ago and as someone who grew up with public health insurance, the concept of a private health system and a private insurance system is overwhelming.

Every time I see letters from my insurance provider, I don’t know if I should be scared of a new payment or if I should ignore it.  It’s the same experience every time, it takes me a few minutes to understand what’s the bottom line: why I need to pay for the visit; why the cost is as written; why I have 5 line items for one doctor visit or one lab work.

That’s why I was happy to find a service like Simplee.  It helps me understand the overall cost, the discount, and what’s my portion for the claim.  I think features like double checking claims for errors are great.  For example, my insurance charged me with $ 1,400 for an out-of-network visit, in the end it was in-network and the charge was pulled back: Simplee made this possible.

This is a good start for Simplee and I’m hoping Simplee will help me achieve the same insight into my heath care cost as mint.com has done for my overall budget.

Words of  Ido Shilon, a Simplee User