This coverage is not required to comply with certain federal market requirements for health insurance, principally those contained in the Affordable Care Act. Be sure to check your policy carefully to make sure you are aware of any exclusions or limitations regarding coverage of pre-existing conditions or health benefits (such as hospitalization, emergency services, maternity care, preventive care, prescription drugs, and mental health and substance use disorder services).
Your policy might also have lifetime and/or annual dollar limits on health benefits. If this coverage expires or you lose eligibility for this coverage, you might have to wait until an open enrollment period to get other health insurance coverage. Also, this coverage is not “minimum essential coverage.” If you don’t have minimum essential coverage for any month in 2018, you may have to make a payment when you file your tax return unless you qualify for an exemption from the requirement that you have health coverage for that month.
The above provides a brief description of the features of Interim STM plans. This is not a policy and only the actual policy provisions will control. The policy itself sets forth in detail the rights and obligations of both the policyholder and the insurance company. It is, therefore, important that you READ THE POLICY CAREFULLY. For complete details, refer to the Short Term Medical Expense Insurance Policy Form.
STM plans are offered by The IHC Group and underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company (IAIC), a member of The IHC Group). The IHC Group and IAIC are independent companies that do not provide, offer or sell BCBSAZ products or services and are solely responsible for the products and services they provide.
About The IHC Group
Independence Holding Company (NYSE: IHC), formed in 1980, is a holding company that is principally engaged in underwriting, administering and/or distributing group and individual specialty benefit products, including disability, supplemental health, pet, and group life insurance through its subsidiaries (Independence Holding Company and its subsidiaries collectively referred to as “The IHC Group”). The IHC Group consists of three insurance companies (Standard
Security Life Insurance Company of New York, Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc. and Independence
American Insurance Company), and IHC Specialty Benefits, Inc., a technology-driven full-service marketing and distribution company that focuses on small employer and individual consumer products through general agents, telebrokerage, call centers, advisors, private label arrangements, independent agents, and through the following brands:
www.HealtheDeals.com; Health eDeals Advisors; Aspira A Mas; www.PetPartners.com; and www.PetPlace.com.
About Independence American Insurance Company
Independence American Insurance Company is domiciled in Delaware and licensed to write property and/or casualty insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Its products include short-term medical, hospital indemnity, fixed indemnity limited benefit, group and individual dental, and pet insurance. Independence American is rated A- (Excellent) for financial strength by A.M. Best, a widely recognized rating agency that rates insurance companies on their relative financial strength and ability to meet policyholder obligations (an A++ rating from A.M. Best is its highest rating).
About The Loomis Company
This plan is administered by The Loomis Company.
The Loomis Company (Loomis), founded in 1955, has been a leading Third Party Administrator (TPA) since 1978.
Loomis has strategically invested in industry leading ERP platforms, and partnered with well-respected companies to enhance and grow product offerings. Loomis supports a wide spectrum of clients from self-funded municipalities, school districts and employer groups, to large fully insured health plans who operate on and off state and federal marketplaces. Through innovation and a progressive business model, Loomis is able to fully support and interface with its clients and carriers to drive maximum efficiencies required in the ever evolving healthcare environment.