SOURCE: GoHealthInsurance


September 03, 2010 11:11 ET Advises Consumers on Health Insurance Changes From Reform Coming Soon Highlights Changes That Will Be Made to Health Insurance Plans This September Due to Health Care Reform

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - September 3, 2010) -  New health insurance plans will be changing as soon as provisions from health care reform begin to set in this month. is advising consumers to compare health insurance plans after these new provisions go into effect. Not only can consumers get more for their health care dollar -- they will also have greater levels of coverage and protection.

Here are the health care reform changes that will affect individual and family health insurance plans this September:

Extended coverage for young adults. Children can stay on their parents' health insurance plans until they turn 26. This will help many young adults keep vital health insurance when they typically experience gaps in coverage.

Free preventive care. Consumers will not have to pay any out-of-pocket costs for preventive services, including routine services, mammograms and prostate cancer screenings.

Consumers can appeal decisions with external review process. States will be setting up regulations on how consumers can appeal denials from health insurance companies with an external review process.

Eliminated lifetime or annual limits on health insurance coverage. Health care reform will eliminate lifetime and annual limits on coverage. This will help many consumers who become sick and need expensive treatments -- protecting many from going into medical debt.

Children under the age of 19 cannot be denied insurance coverage due to medical conditions. Children with pre-existing conditions will no longer be denied for coverage. This will help many parents afford insurance for children that need it most.

" can help consumers in every U.S. state review health plan prices and benefits and figure out what plan best fits their needs. Consumers can also speak with a licensed agent about reform by phone or online chat if they have further questions," said Michael Mahoney, Director of Consumer Markets at

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