Large medical bills, expected or not, can be stressful. Oftentimes, consumers must meet their health insurance deductible before plan benefits fully kick in. Hospital and surgical health insurance plans can help reduce out-of-pocket costs by paying fixed benefit amounts to help with covered medical expenses resulting from hospitalization, surgery and certain outpatient therapy services.
This type of coverage might be the right fit for your clients who are looking for:
Flexibility to choose any doctor or hospital, with additional cost savings available via access to network providers
Coverage for unexpected hospitalization or surgery charges, with varying levels of benefits and price points
Lump-sum benefit payments for ambulance, chemotherapy and radiation, and an added critical illness benefit
These products are not qualifying health coverage (“Minimum Essential Coverage”) that satisfies the health coverage requirement of the Affordable Care Act. If you don't have Minimum Essential Coverage, you may owe an additional payment with your taxes. The termination or loss of this policy does not entitle you to a special enrollment period to purchase a health benefit plan that qualifies as minimum essential coverage outside of an open enrollment period. These products may include a pre-existing condition exclusion provision.