Core Health Insurance provides limited benefits at an affordable price and may be used as primary or supplemental coverage. It is available to all applicants without regard to medical history so this plan is attractive to people with significant pre-existing medical conditions. Four levels of benefits are offered ranging from inexpensive ("Physician Plan") to expensive ("Platinum Plan"). The only difference in the plans is the level of benefits provided and the premium rate.
Core Health Insurance is not meant to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and does not prevent a covered individuals from shared responsibility tax penaltiies. Yet not everyone is eligible for coverage under the ACA plans and other either cannot afford or simply do not wish to purchase ACA-qualified coverage. At the higher levels of benefits (the "Gold Plan" and "Platinum Plan") Core Health Insurance is more commonly used as the primary insurance when major medical insurance is not available, not affordable or not desirable due to exclusions or coverage eligibillity gaps.
Core Health Insurance is most often combined with other insurance to increase the overall level of coverage. At the lower level of benefits "Physician Plan" and "Value Plan" this insurance is priced at a level that make it most popular as a supplemental insurance to major medical insurance.
Core Health Insurance is not major medical insurance and should not be used to replace major medical insurance. When replacing major medical insurance it is advisable to keep Core Health Insurance as a supplemental coverage. There is no requirement to drop this type of insurance when enrolling in another type of policy.
All applicants residing in approved states under age 65 are eligible for this coverage. U.S. citizenship is not required. “Child only” policies are not available; dependent children must be covered with an adult on the policy.
This is an association type health plan. The Group Policyholder is The Group and Blanket Accident and Health Insurance Trust. Applicants must join the Association of United Internet Consumers (AUIC.org); this application is included and built-into the insurance application process. The benefits association cost of $2 per month is built into the premium cost that is quoted. There are no other fees or requirements to become or remain a member of the association.
Applicants are eligible without regard to medical history or pre-existing conditions. There are no medical questions on the application and so an applicant cannot be declined for insurance due to medical history.
Core Health Insurance is currently available in 45 states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
This insurance is temporarily unavailable in Massachusetts effective September 2011.
Application to offer insurance has been made in the following states but is not yet approved in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, and Washington.
No offering is anticipated in Alaska, Maine or New Hampshire unless, at some time in the future, federal law allows individuals to purchase health insurance through an inter-state insurance exchange.
A policy purchased in an "available" state will remain valid if a policyholder moves or travels in an "unavailable" state and the coverage is valid with medical service providers in "unavailable" states.
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CORE HEALTH INSURANCE IS A SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE AND IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR OBAMACARE. This insurance is not intended to help members or their employers comply with the provisions of the Affordable Care Act commonly known as the "individual mandate" and does not offer the provisions known as "minimum essential coverage" and will not satisfy the individual responsibility requirements of section 5000A of the Code. Questions about compliance with the Affordable Care Act may be directed to the free consumer assistance program at www.OnlineNavigator.org. Members of the Association of United Internet Consumers (AUIC) have access to this insurance, online discount programs including discount prescription drugs, and educational materials. As a member of AUIC, you are eligible for exclusive rates and plans. AUIC membership is available at time of insurance enrollment. This web site is independently owned and managed by Tony Novak operating under the trademarks "Freedom Benefits", "OnlineAdviser" and "OnlineNavigator" at P.O. Box 333, Newport NJ 08345.Telephone (800) 609-0683, Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Opinions expressed are the sole responsibility of the author and do not represent the opinion of any other person, company or entity mentioned. Tony Novak is not an agent, broker, producer or navigator for any federal or state health insurance exchange but may provide uncompensated advice, reviews and referrals to these official resources. Novak is compensated as an accountant, adviser, affiliate consultant, marketer, reviewer, endorser, producer, lead generator or referrer to some of the commercial companies listed on this site. Information is from sources believed to be reliable but cannot be guaranteed. "Core Health Insurance" is a brand owned by SASid, not related to the operator of this web site but marketed under a producer license agreement.