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Fighting Revocations and Limitations of Health Insurance Policies

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Publication Date: July 2008

Publisher(s): Families USA

Author(s): Families USA

Topic: Health (Health care financing)
Health (Licensing and regulation)

Keywords: pre-existing; HIPAA; insurance; underwriting

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This issue brief addresses the insurance company practice of revoking an individual's health insurance or suddenly eliminating coverage for health services long after the person has enrolled (known as "post-claims underwriting"). It also discusses what consumers and advocates can do about the practice.