Wis. Admin. Code Office of the Commissioner of Insurance § Ins 3.42 - Plans of conversion coverage

Current through November 29, 2021

Pursuant to s. 632.897(4) (b), Stats., the following plans of conversion coverage are established.

(1)PLAN 1-BASIC COVERAGE. Plan 1 basic coverage consists of the following:
(a) Hospital room and board daily expense benefits in a maximum dollar amount approximating the average semi-private rate charged in the major metropolitan area of this state, for a maximum duration of 70 days per calendar year;
(b) Miscellaneous in-hospital expenses, including anesthesia services, up to a maximum amount of 20 times the hospital room and board daily expense benefits per calendar year; and
(c) In-hospital and out-of-hospital surgical expenses payable on a usual, customary and reasonable basis up to a maximum benefit of $2,000 a calendar year.
(2)PLAN 2-MAJOR MEDICAL EXPENSE COVERAGE. Plan 2 major medical expense coverage shall consist of benefits for hospital, surgical and medical expenses incurred either in or out of a hospital of the following:
(a) A lifetime maximum benefit of $75,000.
(b) Payment of benefits at the rate of 80% of covered hospital, medical, and surgical expenses which are in excess of the deductible, until 20% of such expenses in a benefit period reaches $1,000, after which benefits shall be paid at 100% for the remainder of the benefit period; provided, however, benefits for outpatient treatment of mental illness, if covered by the policy, may be limited as provided in par. (g), and surgical expenses shall be covered at a usual, customary and reasonable level.
(c) A deductible for each benefit period of $500 except that the deductible shall be $1,000 for each benefit period for a policy insuring members of a family. All covered expenses of any insured family member may be applied to satisfy the deductible.
(d) A "benefit period" shall be defined as a calendar year.
(e) Payment for all services covered under the contract by any licensed health care professional qualified to provide the services; except payment for psychologists' services may be conditioned upon referral or supervision by a physician.
(f) Payment of benefits for maternity, subject to the limitations in pars. (a), (b), and (c), if maternity was covered under the prior policy.
(g) Benefits for outpatient treatment of mental illness, if provided by the policy, may be limited to either of the following coverages at the option of the insurer:
1. At least 50% of usual, customary and reasonable expenses which are in excess of the policy deductible, subject to the policy lifetime maximum.
2. The minimum benefits for group policies described in s. 632.89(2) (d), Stats.
(3)PLAN 3-MAJOR MEDICAL EXPENSE COVERAGE. Plan 3 major medical expense coverage shall consist of benefits for hospital, surgical and medical expenses incurred either in or out of a hospital of the following:

(Same as Plan 2 except that maximum benefit is $100,000 and deductible is $1,000 for an individual and $2,000 for a family.)

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Office of the Commissioner of Insurance § Ins 3.42
Cr. Register, April, 1981, No. 304, eff. 5-1-81; am. (2) (b) and (e), cr. (2) (f) and (g), Register, October, 1982, No. 322, eff. 11-1-82.

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