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Colorectal and Colon Cancer

In NY if you have health insurance and have colon cancer but want to switch insurance companies for better coverage does the other insurance company have to take you?


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August 03, 2009 10:24PM

I sure would check before I made the switch. You could be getting into that pesky, ''pre exsisting condition'' thing.......Ask the new carrier first before you switch, (I'd get it in writing).......good luck to you. Actually, in NY health insurers are not allowed to reject you for a pre-existing condition as long as you show continuous coverage with no lapse for a specific period of time. Just make sure that you do not cancel your old policy until the effective date of the new coverage. I have done this many times for my clients. Good luck to you.