I want information regarding Patriot America Plus Insurance plan. Specifically, whether the plan covers pre-existing condition..
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for your travel health insurance needs! Technically, no plan we offer will cover pre-existing medical conditions. That means, if a person requires regular medication or treatment, the plan will not pay for it (nor for a doctor visit to continue such treatment). So, if a person is on dialysis, the plan will not pay for this continued, although necessary treatment. Nor will the plan pay for heart medication for a heart patient.
What it does cover is called "acute onset" of a pre-existing condition for persons under 70 years of age. What this means is, should the person have an emergency due to their pre-existing condition, then they WILL be covered up to the maximum of the plan for that hospitalization and treatment. Note that it cannot be due to lack of required medical treatment, but must be something unexpected. "Acute" refers to the fact that the condition must be taken care of right away and is life-threatening (or to cause major functional harm like loss of limb or blindness).
You can find this outlined in the brochure. Many people find this confusing, because the plan documents will say they DO NOT cover pre-existing conditions as well as say that they do. That is because the coverage is limited in the above way I have described.
I hope this has helped you. It's a great plan and I often recommend it to clients.
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