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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


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.