Wis. Admin. Code Office of the Commissioner of InsuranceIns 3.39 app 2

Current through March 28, 2022

For policies with an effective date on or after June 1, 2010, the following information shall be inserted prior to each outline of coverage provided to an insured and include the information specific to the plan type.

PREMIUM INFORMATION

We can only raise your premium if we raise the premium for all policies like yours in this state. [Include information specifying when premiums will change.]

If your policy was issued as an under age 65 policy due to disability, when you turn 65 premiums will remain at the disabled rates. [Include this statement within premium information when issuer does not change premium to age 65 rate.]

DISCLOSURES

Use this outline to compare benefits and premiums among policies.

READ YOUR POLICY VERY CAREFULLY

This is only an outline describing your policy's most important features. The policy is your insurance contract. You must read the policy itself to understand all of the rights and duties of both you and your insurance company.

RIGHT TO RETURN POLICY

If you find that you are not satisfied with your policy, you may return it to (insert issuer's address). If you send the policy back to us within 30 days after you receive it, we will treat the policy as if it had never been issued and return all your payments directly to you.

POLICY REPLACEMENT

If you are replacing another health insurance policy, do NOT cancel it until you have actually received your new policy and are sure you want to keep it.

NOTICE

This policy may not fully cover all of your medical costs.

(1) The outline of coverage for a Medicare replacement insurance policy as defined in s. 600.03(28p) (a) and (c), Stats., shall contain the following language: Medicare replacement insurance policy: This policy provides basic Medicare hospital and physician benefits. It also includes benefits beyond those provided by Medicare. This policy is a replacement for Medicare and is subject to certain limitations in choice of providers and area of service. The policy does not provide benefits for custodial care such as help in walking, getting in and out of bed, eating, dressing, bathing, and taking medicine.

(2)

(a) In 24-point type: For Medicare supplement policies marketed by intermediaries:

Neither (insert company's name) nor its agents are connected with Medicare.

(b) In 24-point type: For Medicare supplement policies marketed by direct response:

(insert company's name) is not connected with Medicare.

(c) For Medicare replacement policies as defined in s. 600.03(28p) a and c., Stats.:

(insert company's name) has contracted with Medicare to provide Medicare benefits. Except for emergency care anywhere or urgently needed care when you are temporarily out of the service area, all services, including all Medicare services, must be provided or authorized by (insert company's name).

(3)

(a) For Medicare supplement policies, provide a brief summary of the major benefits and gaps in Medicare Parts A and B with a parallel description of supplemental benefits, including dollar amounts, as outlined in these charts.

(b) For Medicare replacement policies, as defined in s. 600.03(28p) a and c., Stats., provide a brief summary of both the basic Medicare benefits in the policy and additional benefits using the basic format as outlined in these charts and modified to reflect accurately the benefits.

(c) If the coverage is provided by a health maintenance organization as defined in s. 609.01(2), Stats., provide a brief summary of the coverage for emergency care anywhere and urgent care received outside the service area if this care is treated differently than other covered benefits.

The following information shall be inserted AFTER the specific plan type outline of coverage that is provided to all insureds. The information shall include the information specific to the plan type.

(4) All limitations and exclusions, including each of the following, must be listed under the caption "LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS" if benefits are not provided:

(a) Nursing home care costs beyond what is covered by Medicare and the additional 30-day skilled nursing mandated by s. 632.895(3), Stats.

(b) Home health care above the number of visits covered by Medicare and the 365 visits mandated by s. 632.895(2), Stats. [For Medicare select policies only.]

(c) Physician charges above Medicare's approved charge.

(d) Outpatient prescription drugs.

(e) Most care received outside of U.S.A.

(f) Dental care, dentures, checkups, routine immunizations, cosmetic surgery, routine foot care, examinations for and the cost of eyeglasses or hearing aids, unless eligible under Medicare.

(g) Coverage for emergency care anywhere or for care received outside the service area if this care is treated differently than other covered benefits.

(h) Waiting period for pre-existing conditions.

(i) Limitations on the choice of providers or the geographical area served (if applicable for Medicare select policies only).

(j) Usual, customary, and reasonable limitations.

(5) CONSPICUOUS STATEMENTS AS FOLLOWS:

This outline of coverage does not give all the details of Medicare coverage. Contact your local Social Security Office or consult "Medicare & You" for more details.

(6) A description of policy provisions respecting renewability or continuation of coverage, including any reservation of rights to change premium.

(7) Information on how to file a claim for services received from non-participating providers because of an emergency within or outside of the service area shall be prominently disclosed.

(8) If there are restrictions on the choice of providers, a list of providers available to enrollees shall be included with the outline of coverage.

(9) A description of the review and appeal procedure for denied claims.

(10) The premium for the policy and riders, if any, in the following format:

MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT AND MEDICARE SELECT PREMIUM INFORMATION

Annual Premium

$ ( ) BASIC MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT OR MEDICARE SELECT COVERAGE

OPTIONAL BENEFITS FOR MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT OR MEDICARE SELECT POLICY

Each of these riders may be purchased separately.

(Note: Only optional coverages provided by rider shall be listed here.)

$ ( ) 1. 100% of the Medicare Part A hospital deductible

$ ( ) 2. 50% of the Medicare Part A hospital deductible per benefit period with no out-of-pocket maximum

$ ( ) 3. Additional home health care

An aggregate of 365 visits per year including those covered by Medicare

$ ( ) 4. 100% of Medicare Part B deductible

$ ( ) 5. 100% of the Medicare Part B medical deductible subject to copayment or coinsurance of no more than $20 per office visit and no more than $50 per emergency room visit in addition to the Medicare Part B deductible and in addition to out-of-pocket maximums. The emergency room copayment or coinsurance fee shall be waived if the insured is admitted to any hospital and the emergency visit is subsequently covered as a Medicare Part A expense.

$ ( ) 6. Medicare Part B excess charges

Difference between the Medicare eligible charge and the amount charged by the provider which shall be no greater than the actual charge or the limited charge allowed by Medicare, whichever is less

$ ( ) 7. Foreign travel emergency rider

After a deductible not greater than $250, covers at least 80% of expenses associated with emergency medical care received outside the U.S.A. during the first 60 days of a trip with a lifetime maximum of at least $50,000

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$ ( ) TOTAL FOR BASIC POLICY AND SELECTED OPTIONAL BENEFITS

(Note: The soliciting agent shall enter the appropriate premium amounts and the total at the time this outline is given to the applicant. Medicare select policies and the Medicare Supplement 50% and 25% Cost-Sharing plans and Medicare Select 50% and 25% Cost-Sharing plans shall modify the outline to reflect the benefits that are contained in the policy or certificate and the optional or included riders.)

IN ADDITION TO THIS OUTLINE OF COVERAGE, [ISSUER] WILL SEND AN ANNUAL NOTICE TO YOU 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF MEDICARE CHANGES THAT WILL DESCRIBE THESE CHANGES AND THE CHANGES IN YOUR MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT COVERAGE.

(11) If premiums for each rating classification are not listed in the outline of coverage under subsection (10), then the issuer shall give a separate schedule of premiums for each rating classification with the outline of coverage.

(12) Include a summary of or reference to the coverage required by applicable statutes.

(13) The term "certificate" should be substituted for the word "policy" throughout the outline of coverage where appropriate.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Office of the Commissioner of InsuranceIns 3.39 app 2

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