pre-existing condition


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pre-existing condition

Any injury, disease, or physical condition occurring prior to an arbitrary date; usually used in reference to the date of issuance of a health insurance policy. In some cases, a pre-existing condition results in an exclusion from coverage for costs resulting from the injury, disease, or condition.
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Make sure you understand how each company defines a pre-existing condition and how they may decide if it relates to a future claim.
However, if you think about it, liking the part of Obamacare that eliminates pre-existing conditions, but being opposed to the mandate does not make any sense.
Insufficient or confusing disclosure about policy limits, pre-existing conditions (including conditions that consumers are likely to consider unusual or unexpected) and policy exclusions.
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When it comes to the number of people who are uninsurable owing to pre-existing conditions, the numbers range from two million to 50 million.
In a subsequent update, the National Review cites a Romney aide who added that Romney would ensure that "discrimination against individuals with pre-existing conditions who maintain continuous coverage is prohibited.
The cost of being declined on a travel insurance claim where you haven't declared a pre-existing condition could be great.
Until 2014, some employer plans are still able to impose a pre-existing condition exclusion period of up to 12 months.
Launched in July 2010 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) provides an insurance option for people with preexisting conditions who have been denied coverage and have been without insurance for 6 months or more.
You may know someone, a citizen of the US or a legal resident of the US, who has been without insurance for more than 6 months, and who is without insurance because of a pre-existing condition.
With a counter-offer, someone with a pre-existing condition who wants a $20 copay and a $500-deductible PPO plan might receive a counter-offer with a $20 copay, but a $5,000 or $10,000 deductible and a 70 percent coinsurance," Karutz said.
His employer balked at having to pay for the $25,000 surgery since Childers' obesity was a pre-existing condition.