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Supplemental Health Insurance: Fast Facts

posted by AHIP

on April 17, 2019

Supplemental Health Insurance plans typically pay a set benefit directly to an individual for services covered by the plan. Generally, these plans can be renewed as long as premiums are paid and pay benefits regardless of other coverage you have. They are also considered “excepted benefits” under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). This means because they are not intended to pay providers directly for medical expenses, they are not subject to many of the requirements for major medical health coverages.

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