When an insured person relocates to a new area, he or she often loses their previous coverage and must find a new insurance carrier. This can impose hardships on people who have been receiving treatment for chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer or pulmonary problems. They may find it impossible to obtain insurance that will cover their pre-existing condition.
Since the health plan offered by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) uses a nationwide network of providers and is controlled by the UUA, the plan is completely portable within the U.S. Ministers and other staff who take positions in new locales will not lose their insurance, although they will want to find a new primary care physician. Even your ID card goes with you when you move—it's recognized nationwide.
The UUA plan also covers urgent and critical care anywhere in the world. The BlueCard Worldwide (PDF, 3 pages) plan will cover needed care in many countries around the world.
For more information contact healthinsurance @ uua.org.
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Last updated on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
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