Happy Half Birthday - Part 2
- on September 22, 2010
More changes effective Sept. 23 as part of the Affordable Care Act
- For new plans: The new law includes new rules to prevent insurance companies from denying coverage to children under the age of 19 due to a pre-existing condition.
- For new plans: The law provides consumers with a way to appeal coverage determinations or claims to their insurance company, and establishes an external review process.
- For plan years beginning on or after Sept. 23: In the past, insurance companies could search for an error, or other technical mistake, on a customer’s application and use this error to deny payment for services when he or she got sick. The new law makes this illegal. After media reports cited incidents of breast cancer patients losing coverage, insurance companies agreed to end this practice immediately.
Keep checking www.healthcare.gov for updated info. We'll keep following, too!
Tagged: Access to Health Care