Beginning January 1, 2014, you can get insurance coverage even if you have a pre-existing condition like asthma, cancer or diabetes. Under the new law, insurance coverage will not be denied to those who have serious illnesses or injuries, or who had them in past years.
This is a big change that will help many people who have tried to buy coverage and were rejected because they had a pre-existing condition.
Another important new law provides unlimited annual and lifetime coverage. Beginning in 2014, health plans are not allowed to put dollar limits on what they cover in one year or during your lifetime. So if you need a lot of health care treatment, you don’t have to worry about “running out” of insurance.
Want to learn about coverage from UPMC Health Plan? Call 1-877-563-0292 or visit www.upmchealthplan.com.