Getting into the area of insurance brings to mind use of a certain very useful tool for gaining information about
insurance matters. It's one that may not come immediately to mind when doing research into insurance, but it's one that can prove to be invaluable.
All fifty states in the U.S. have as part of their governmental structure an office of insurance regulation, or something with a similar name. The websites for these agencies are virtual treasure troves
of information about
insurance laws, regulations, rules, etc., and most everything else that affects insurance in that state.
They are especially useful for three reasons. First, they are objective. They are not set up to sell a particular company's products, as a company website might try to do. They are set up and run by state officials, who have no company allegiance. Second, they are the official and authoritative word on insurance matters in that state. What you read on a state's official insurance regulation site is the insurance law of the land for that state. Third, they are up-to-date, giving you the latest word on insurance in that state.
As an example, here is the official state insurance site for my own state of Florida, a site which is well organized, and provides a great deal of information. It's a great site to learn about
insurance matters in my state of Florida, as I have done by using it:https://www.floir.com/
Are you from another state? In that case here is a national directory listing
locations and web addresses for the insurance regulatory agencies for all the states, so you can pick yours: https://www.insuranceguidelocal.com/insurance-information-for-consumers/department-of-insurance-in-all-50-states/
Granted, reading through insurance articles on your state's insurance website isn't the most exciting thing to be doing, but in my case I have found it to be time well spent for what I learned by doing so.
You might too.
Chronic prostatitis (age 60 on)
BPH w/ urinary obstruction, 6/2011
Ongoing high PSA, 7/2011-12/2011
Biopsy, 12/2011: positive 3/12 (90%, 70%, 5%)
Gleason 6(3+3), T1c
No mets, PCa likely still organ contained
IMRT w/ HT (Lupron), 4/2012-6/2012
PSAs (since post-IMRT): 0.1 or lower