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    Health Insurance Question

    So, I just got approved for health insurance through BCBS and they emailed me this today:
    "Welcome! You have been approved for coverage with an effective date of 6/15/2010; however, an Amendatory Endorsement is required. You will be receiving the endorsement along with your policy kit shortly."

    What is an "Amendatory Endorsement"? Am I going to have to go someplace and get a signature or something?


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    Re: Health Insurance Question

    More than likely, you have a rider attached to your policy. Either higher than original quoted premiums, or they are going to rider some pre-exisiting condition out of your policy. I.e. if you have been treated for back problems, they may issue the policy, but exclude coverage for that specific condition.

    Read the rider VERY CLOSELY before accepting. If they are trying to rider out something that is active issue for you, you may need to look for other coverage.


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    Re: Health Insurance Question

    Quote Originally Posted by tleonwdm View Post
    More than likely, you have a rider attached to your policy. Either higher than original quoted premiums, or they are going to rider some pre-exisiting condition out of your policy. I.e. if you have been treated for back problems, they may issue the policy, but exclude coverage for that specific condition.

    Read the rider VERY CLOSELY before accepting. If they are trying to rider out something that is active issue for you, you may need to look for other coverage.
    hmm.. I'm 25 years old and in very good health. I've never been to the hospital for anything more than strep throat. Which is why I'm a little confused as to what it might be..


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    Re: Health Insurance Question

    Could be something as simple as a word being entered wrong on the application. Without any health issues, who knows? I had a situation that required an ammendment just this past week when the middle initial on an application was entered wrong.


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    Re: Health Insurance Question

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    Could be something as simple as a word being entered wrong on the application. Without any health issues, who knows? I had a situation that required an ammendment just this past week when the middle initial on an application was entered wrong.
    I received an email a few days after I got that initial email and it told me to check the application status online, I did, and it said it was approved. So, does this mean they took care of that amendatory endorsement already?


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    Call your agent and find out. I don't know how BC/BS operates. Just was throwing out possibilities


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    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    Call your agent and find out. I don't know how BC/BS operates. Just was throwing out possibilities
    Yeah, I was just too lazy to call my agent. I usually resort to CF before anything else.
    I will call her Monday and find out whats going on.

    Thanks for the help, though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Yeah, I was just too lazy to call my agent. I usually resort to CF before anything else.
    I will call her Monday and find out whats going on.

    Thanks for the help, though.
    You should talk to Balki....


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    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    You should talk to Balki....
    In his own words... "don't be ridiculous!"


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    Re: Health Insurance Question

    Is it BCBS of Iowa? Our employer used to use BCBS IA but switched to BCBS Alabama a few years ago, and now our premiums are much higher and they cover significantly less. The company I work for saved a bundle, though


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    Quote Originally Posted by besserheimerphat View Post
    Is it BCBS of Iowa? Our employer used to use BCBS IA but switched to BCBS Alabama a few years ago, and now our premiums are much higher and they cover significantly less. The company I work for saved a bundle, though
    No, Illinois.


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    Re: Health Insurance Question

    amendatory endorsement = could be the type of job(s) you may be involved in.



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    Re: Health Insurance Question

    Quote Originally Posted by cyputz View Post
    amendatory endorsement = could be the type of job(s) you may be involved in.
    I'm a sports performance trainer, so I'm not really sure what they would want...


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