Individual Medical insurance is, quite simply, coverage that an individual purchases for himself and/or his family. Individual policies are often purchased with the advice of a professional insurance producer due to the complexity of coverage offerings and the premium cost.
Individual insurance is very different than group health insurance, which is the type of insurance that is offered through an employer. Since laws mandating what types of services must be included in individual policies are often different than those dictating what must be included in group policies, benefits are generally less extensive than what most people would receive through coverage they have through work. Sometimes individual health insurance consumers have the option to pay extra for coverage of additional services like maternity coverage. This extra coverage is referred to as an optional rider.
Coverage in individual policies may be limited due to pre-existing conditions with certain kinds of medical care excluded as a result. This is often referred to as a “rider.” This means that applicants for individual insurance will need to complete a brief medical questionnaire when applying for benefits and, unlike a group insurance policy, in most states a company can decide not to cover people with very serious medical conditions (e.g., HIV or cancer), deeming them “uninsurable.”
Cost is often the primary factor for individual health insurance consumers, which is another reason why the benefits included in individual policies are often simpler. In addition, deductibles (the amount you have to pay before insurance benefits begin) and cost-sharing (the fees you pay directly to medical providers at the time of service) are also generally higher. With Scurich individual medical insurance plans, purchasing medical coverage for individuals is as easy as one-two-three. Get your quotes, choose a plan, and apply.
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