Tuesday, September 25, 2007

High Risk Health Insurance

High risk health insurance can be found through online sources for patients who have been denied coverage because of a serious medical condition. By pooling patients together who require high risk medical insurance, some states are able to offer coverage at group rates. Some states offering high risk-pools are additionally compensated through federal tax dollars. In order to qualify for this type of coverage, a consumer has to provide proof of denial by other insurers. Other stipulations in order to qualify may include having to pay more for premiums than simply the risk-pool premium or having to prove that a current insurer has denied payment on a medical claim for a pre-existing condition.

Certain physical conditions or diseases may still not be covered by some carriers that specialize in this area of insurance. To apply for coverage through a risk-pool, a consumer may check online through their state of residence to find the requirements and to see if they may qualify. "Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth." (Proverbs 4:5) There are also non-profit organizations listed on the Internet as well as state information that offer details regarding high risk health insurance. Coverage for a seriously ill patient will usually require a medical exam. The carrier may decline coverage to an individual based upon his or her health history if it is not within their scope of policy options.

The insurer that considers an individual a high risk client may include limitations to the policy that is offered. High risk health insurance through group coverage doesn't usually require a medical exam. The risk is less because group coverage includes many other individuals who are paying premiums which helps balance out the additional costs incurred by more extreme medical care for these patients. Not only are premiums lower, but high risk medical insurance through group coverage is less likely to deny coverage for the broader spectrum of conditions. While group insurance is usually cheaper than individual coverage, it may not provide the flexibility of coverage that individual policies can address.

Limitations are based upon many different client considerations. The individual seeking high risk health insurance must reside in the state offering the coverage. If the individual seeking coverage is eligible for Medicare of Medicaid then coverage for a high risk-pool may be denied. These plans also have maximum benefit levels so when an individual has reached their maximum benefits, they may not be eligible to continue receiving coverage. Some states may have exclusions on certain medical conditions or diseases as well. Those who need special coverage should thoroughly research online among the various high risk medical insurance options that are currently available.

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