Wis. Admin. Code Office of the Commissioner of InsuranceIns 3.39 app 7

Current through November 29, 2021

NOTICE TO APPLICANT REGARDING REPLACEMENT OF MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT, MEDICARE COST, MEDICARE SELECT, MEDICARE ADVANTAGE OR EXISTING ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE

(Insurance company's name and address)

SAVE THIS NOTICE! IT MAY BE IMPORTANT TO YOU IN THE FUTURE

According to [your application] [information you have furnished], you intend to terminate existing Medicare supplement, Medicare cost, Medicare select or Medicare Advantage insurance and replace it with a policy to be issued by [Company Name] Insurance Company. Your new policy will provide thirty (30) days within which you may decide without cost whether you desire to keep the policy.

You should review this new coverage carefully. Compare it with all accident and sickness coverage you now have. If, after due consideration, you find that the purchase of this Medicare supplement, Medicare cost, Medicare select or Medicare Advantage coverage is a wise decision, you should terminate your present Medicare supplement, Medicare cost, Medicare select, or Medicare Advantage coverage. You should evaluate the need for other accident and sickness coverage you have that may duplicate this policy.

STATEMENT TO APPLICANT BY ISSUER, AGENT [BROKER OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE]:

I have reviewed your current medical or health insurance coverage. To the best of my knowledge, this Medicare supplement, Medicare cost, Medicare select or Medicare Advantage policy will not duplicate your existing Medicare supplement, Medicare cost, Medicare select or, if applicable, Medicare Advantage coverage because you intend to terminate your existing Medicare supplement, Medicare cost, Medicare select coverage or leave your Medicare Advantage plan. The replacement policy is being purchased for the following reason(s):

______Additional benefits.

______No change in benefits, but lower premiums.

______Fewer benefits and lower premiums.

______My plan has prescription drug coverage and I am enrolling in Medicare Part D. ______Disenrollment from a Medicare Advantage plan. Please explain reason for disenrollment. [optional only for Direct Mailers.]

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Other. (please specify)

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1. Note: If the issuer of the Medicare supplement policy being applied for does not, or is otherwise prohibited from imposing pre-existing condition limitations, please skip to statement 2 below. Health conditions that you may presently have (pre-existing conditions) may not be immediately or fully covered under the new policy. This could result in denial or delay of a claim for benefits under the new policy, whereas a similar claim might have been payable under your present policy.

2. State law provides that your replacement policy or certificate, may not contain new preexisting condition waiting periods. The insurer will waive any time periods applicable to preexisting conditions waiting periods in the new policy (or coverage) for similar benefits to the extent such time was satisfied under the Medicare supplement policy.

3. If, you still wish to terminate your present policy and replace it with new coverage, be certain to truthfully and completely answer all questions on the application concerning your medical and health history. Failure to include all requested material medical information on an application may provide a basis for the company to deny any future claims and to refund your premium as though your policy had never been in force. After the application has been completed and before you sign it, review it carefully to be certain that all requested information has been properly reported. [If the policy or certificate is guaranteed issue, this paragraph need not appear.]

Do not cancel your present policy until you have received your new policy and are sure you want to keep it.

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(Signature of Agent, Broker or Other Representative)* [Typed Name and Address of Issuer, Agent or Broker]

__________________________________________ (Applicant's Signature)

_____________________ (Date)

* Signature not required for direct response sales.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Office of the Commissioner of InsuranceIns 3.39 app 7

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