You’re familiar with your major medical insurance plan, which pays for all or a percentage of covered expenses after you meet certain deductibles, copays or out-of-pocket costs. And often, the payments the insurance company makes for you are made directly to health care providers. You see them later on in an explanation of benefits form.
Indemnity insurance payment works differently. It pays a certain predetermined amount for health care expenses specified in the plan. There are no deductibles to meet. Once a claim for a qualified expense is submitted, the amount the plan specifies for that service is paid. The money is fixed and is paid regardless of benefits that may be paid from other insurance.
Steps in Using Indemnity Insurance
- Qualified Medical Expense Performed
- Claim Submitted
- Set Benefit Paid