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A summary of benefits and coverage
You may have already been familiar with the phrase Summary of Benefits and Coverage - also known as "SBC". It is often discussed when it comes to the choice of medical insurance and costing. This is because it is essentially a paper that defines what is and is not insured under a sickness insurance scheme. Sickness funds are obliged to submit an annual report for each of their different schemes.
If you are making choices about purchasing a scheme or using your services, an SNB can be a useful instrument to help you benchmark cost and understanding coverage opportunities. Comparing to an sidebar and looking for blueprints. SBV was established to facilitate the comparability and purchase of medical insurance.
It is particularly useful that each insurance company must have the same overview in order to present the cost and coverage for each of the offered schemes. Since everything is in the same size, it is easy to make a comparison between an apple and an apple when you decide which layout is best for you. Use the SBC to check rates, services and other medical insurance choices and functions that may be important to you.
Although it is intended to make the information more understandable, it may look like a bunch at first. A summary of what is included. A statement of what is not insured and/or the limitations of cover. Informations about the possible cost you have to bear - such as retentions, co-insurance and co-payments. Example of cover, covering the functioning in the event of childbirth or mild wound.
In order to get all the detail, you will want to look at the full documentation of your medical insurance. Where to go on-line to check and reprint a copy of a full healthcare schedule. Find information on how to cover your prescriptions. Whether the scheme satisfies the MEC for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Explanation that it fulfils the threshold (the scheme will cover, on averages, at least 60 per cent of the cost of healthcare to a population). If you already have sickness insurance, you will receive an automatic renewal at certain times: If you extend your insurance. If changes occur in your insurance.
If you make a modification or are included in medical insurance - e.g. if you get pregnant or get a wife. Although an SBC is made to facilitate the understanding of information about medical insurance, the terminology in it can sometimes be bewildering. Use the Glossary of Medical Insurance and Medical Terminology (pdf)Opens a new browser box, also known as the "Uniform Glossary", to get clear, straightforward responses to what medical terminology means.
Please feel free to call us or get in touch with our support team by phoning the number on your healthcare pass to receive a copy in the desired languages. Find out more about how to select your insurance policy.