Once you’re enrolled in a health plan and your coverage has started, you can use it to help cover medical costs for services like:
Filling a prescription at the pharmacy
Health plans will help pay the cost of certain prescription medications. You may be able to buy other medications, but medications on your plan’s “formulary” (approved list) usually will be less expensive for you.
Finding a doctor in your plan
Most health plans give you the best deal on services when you see a doctor who has a contract with your health plan. While you may be able to see doctors who don’t contract with your plan, visiting an “in-network” provider usually means you’ll have lower out-of-pocket costs or no out-of-pocket cost.
Getting emergency care
In an emergency, you should get care from the closest hospital that can help you. That hospital will treat you regardless of whether you have insurance. Your insurance company can't charge you more for getting emergency room services at an out-of-network hospital.