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Friday, June 11, 2010

Question today from declined applicant

A person emailed me today: "I was declined individual coverage because of a joint replacement issue. Isn't there any company that will cover me even if I have just this one issue."

My answer is "Yes. Assurant Health can possibly approve you for one of their individual plans with the possibility of putting an exclusionary rider for this condition - which means they will approve you for one of their preferred plans but not cover that one particular condition."

Friday, June 4, 2010

Senate fails to extend Bill for Doctors

Senate Fails to Extend Bill for Doctors: Before leaving for the Memorial Day recess, House Democratic leaders scaled back health care language from the jobs bill before passing the bill. In the package, doctors who treat Medicare patients would see a 2.2% payment increase for the remainder of this year and a 1% payment increase in 2011. Extensions of COBRA subsidies and additional Medicaid funding for states were removed from the bill. Lawmakers in the Senate will vote on the bill when they return from recess next week.