The Inside Scoop

Insights on how to work the health care system and be a more savvy shopper.

Ignoring your EOBs? Here’s what you should be looking for (and it only takes 30 seconds)
If you’ve used health care services, chances are you received an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) afterwards, either in the mail or online. They are receipts that show what health care services you used, when you received them, how much you were billed, how much the insurance carrier intends to pay, and how much you might owe to each provider. They aren’t fancy or eye catching. But they are important, and helpful if you know what to do with them.