Fighting Revocations and Limitations of Health Insurance Policies
Publication Date: July 2008
Publisher(s): Families USA
Author(s): Families USA
Keywords: pre-existing; HIPAA; insurance; underwriting
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.