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Yes it is, still pre-existing, even if it wasnt to your knowledge. HIPAA is the law. Best chances for HIPAA to apply are if you go from a group plan to a group plan. Evidentally, individual to group and nothing to group are loop holes, so they can probably get out of it, or make you wait a certain amount of time. According to a Federal law that I found on the internet, GROUP health insurance cannot consider pregnancy a pre-existing condition if they currently have maternity coverage. However, this law does not apply to INDIVIDUAL health insurance. So, if you've changed jobs, and you now have a GROUP health insurance plan, then there is a good chance that you may be covered. I just recently got individual insurance through BCBS and I was pregnant and did not know when I requested maternity coverage. BCBS policy says that pregnancy can not be considered a pre-existing condition and their definition of a pre-exisiting condition is a condition that you can been receiving treatment and/or professional advice and help for for 6 months or more before opting for coverage. Also, they say that except for pregnancy all pre-exisiting conditions require a 180 day waiting period.

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Q: Is pregnancy considered a preexisting condition if the person purchased insurance after they were pregnant but did not know they were pregnant?
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Yes, it is, and so is pregnancy, or the USA anyways...

Is pregnancy a preexisting condition?

If the pregnancy began before the first date of coverage - yes it is preexisting.

Is pregnancy preexisting in group health insurance?

Only if the pregnancy began before the insurance policy.

Is it possible to add a pregnant spouse during the open enroll period for insurance and the pregnancy not be considered preexisting?

== == Probably.

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If you lost a job that had no medical insurance would a job that your 5 month pregnant wife is about to start be covered?

More and more insurances are beginning to cover pregnancy that is pre-existing. The only way to find out for sure is ask the insurance or the company that she is going to work for should have someone that knows the insurance plans. * In a group insurance plan, pregnancy cannot be considered a preexisting condition. Here is a link to the federal law.

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Is it harder to get pregnant with thyroids?

A thyroid condition can present some challenges when a woman is trying to get pregnant. However if a woman's doctor(s) are aware of her preexisting thyroid condition going into pregnancy, this will aid in the management of the condition during pregnancy and postpartum.

Is it illegal to deny a woman insurance for preexisting pregnancy in Texas?

In Group insurance Yes In individual or family, probably. I'm not familiar with Texas Law. Check with a local agent,

Can you add your pregnant girlfriend to your medical mutual insurance?

No. First your girlfriend cannot be an insured on your medical insurance because she has no legal rights as she is not a family member. Read your policy and you will see who is allowed to be an insured on your policy. Secondly, even if she was your legal spouse the pregnancy is a preexisting condition and would not be covered anyway.

If you are pregnant but getting married will your husband's insurance cover the pregnancy after you get married?

Yes, if it's a Employer Group plan. Can a preexisting condition exclusion be applied to my coverage because I'm pregnant? No. Pregnancy can never be subject to a preexisting condition exclusion in group health plans. For more information see Yes, if he adds you to the policy. Even if you don't get married the policy should cover a well baby (but not a sick baby).

Where can you get insurance if your already pregnant?

You should contact your state DHHS (Dept. of health & human services) and apply for Medicaid... You could do it online. I live in Texas and EVERY insurance company has told me that they will not cover the pregnancy/maternity costs b/c it is a preexisting condition. The HIPPA act only covers you if you have insurance already or within the past 63 days.

Is your pregnant wife excluded if you added her to your insurance after she got pregnant?

== == 1st of all, we would only be taling about a pre-existing clause for maternity. Is this an HMO or PPO? Is this group or individual coverage? HMO's don't have pre-x clauses. Group Plans under Federal Law can't exclude Maternity as a pre x TITLE 26 - INTERNAL REVENUE CODE Subtitle K - Group Health Plan Requirements CHAPTER 100 - GROUP HEALTH PLAN REQUIREMENTS Subchapter A - Requirements Relating to Portability, Access, and Renewability (3) Exclusion not applicable to pregnancy For purposes of this section, a group health plan may not impose any preexisting condition exclusion relating to pregnancy as a preexisting condition. The pregnancy would be considered a "pre-existing condition" and as such anything to do with the pregnancy would not be covered.

Is pregnancy considered a pre-existing condition?

Pregnancy is not a pre-existing condition when enrolling in a group (employee benefits) plan. That is not the whole answer to the question. It needs to be determined if your question is about group or individual insurance? It is true that pregnancy is not considered a pre-existing condition if you are going from one HMO to another. But it is a different story when when you go from private coverage to an HMO, or if you did not have insurance previously then tried to go to an HMO. HIPPA (federal law) requires that when going from one job to another, and also changing HMO, then the new HMO can not bar you from coverage. There is however no federal protection if you did not have coverage before. **** It depends on when you got you medical insurance. I have been told by my insurance that it could be if you got prego before you got your insurance. It all depends on the company you work for or where you insurance is through. ****

Is it possible for a pregnant woman in Utah to find health insurance?

Pregnancy can be considered a pre-existing condition when getting any type of health insurance and may not be covered. You will just need to contact different agencies and make an inquiry.

Is a pregnancy a pre-existing condition?

Yes, in most states pregnancy is considered a pre-existing medical condition, and applicants for individual or family health insurance can be declined coverage if they're currently pregnant. In addition, some states allow health insurance companies to include clauses in newly issued policies that prevent them from being liable for any costs resulting from a pregnancy that occurs within the first year of coverage.

How does the insurance company determine whether a pregnancy is pre-existing or not?

Just like any other condition. It is pre-existing if it was diagnosed prior to applying for the insurance.

Is pregnancy considered a pre-existing condition if applied for insurance before got pregnant but policy doesn't start until after got pregnant?

Is this a group or individual plan? For an individual plan, it probably is - check the policy.

Is pregnancy a pre existing condition when enrolling in a group insurance plan?

NO! If you are having any trouble with group insurance and a pregnancy not being covered, contact your insurance commissioner's office IMMEDIATELY! Here's the deal: Under HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996) GROUP insurance plans CANNOT by law consider pregnancy pre-existing. For example, if your husband is working at a job for several years, and has never added you to their group insurance plan and then you find out you are pregnant, the plan MUST allow you to be covered during their open enrollment. If they do not, CALL THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER! REFERENCE: "Moreover, under HIPAA, preexisting condition exclusions cannot be applied to pregnancy, regardless of whether the woman had previous health coverage." from However, if you are on an individual health plan, this is all out the window. Be prepared for the insurance company to fight like mad if you've bought the plan within the last 12 months, they will attempt to get out of covering everything. Don't be afraid to contact your insurance commissioner and file complaints, it will lead to you getting what you deserve via the law, you are protected by it, so take advantage!

How can i get travel insurance when pregnant?

In the USA you can still buy travel insurance while you are pregnant, however, normal pregnancy and child birth is a standard exclusion in all policies so any loss caused by pregnancy or child birth would not be covered. Almost all policies have an exception to this rule; they will cover complications of pregnancy as long as the complication is not foreseeable at the time of purchase. Complications of pregnancy is an insurance term that means more than a difficult pregnancy. One of the major companies defines complications as: "Complication of Pregnancy" means a condition whose diagnosis is distinct from pregnancy but adversely affected or caused by pregnancy. It does not include any condition associated with the management of a difficult pregnancy not consisting of a classifiable distinct Complication of Pregnancy.

If you elect private insurance is pregnancy considered pre existing?

Probably. For more info see

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Official documentation is not relevant. Check out

How is pregnancy viewed in Christianity?

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CA AB 1672 aka Insurance Code 10700 et seq - see the term ELSEWHERE below (r) "Creditable coverage" means: (1) Any individual or group policy, contract, or program, that is written or administered by a disability insurer, health care service plan, fraternal benefits society, self-insured employer plan, or any other entity, in this state or elsewhere, and that arranges or provides medical, hospital, and surgical coverage not designed to supplement other private or governmental plans.

Is pregnancy considered a preexisting condition by insurance companies?

Yes. Many insurance companies will place a waiting period on maternity coverage to ensure that the policyholder is not purely purchasing the policy to take advantage of a maternity benefit. The typical waiting period for a maternity benefit is between 12 and 24 months from the start of the plan. It is important to note, however, that it can be possible to receive a newborn coverage benefit at a much earlier time (in some cases as early as 6 months). If you have your delivery during the policy waiting period for maternity then none of your expenses will be reimbursed by the insurer. It is important that all policyholders understand how long the waiting period is for all benefits on their health insurance plan.