Acute Onset of a Pre-Existing Condition - Up to Policy Maximum, $35,000, or $15,000 (depending on age)
Safe Travels for Visitors to the USA provides insured persons coverage for an acute onset of pre-existing conditions, which will be paid according to the plans Schedule of Benefits. To understand what an acute onset of a pre-existing condition is, you have to know what is considered a pre-existing condition.
Pre-existing Condition means Any Injury, Illness, Sickness, disease, or other physical, medical, Mental or Nervous Disorder, condition or ailment that, with reasonable medical certainty, existed at the time of Application or at any time during the 36 months prior to the Effective Date of this insurance, whether or not previously manifested, symptomatic or known, diagnosed, Treated, or disclosed to the Company prior to the Effective Date, and including any and all subsequent, chronic or recurring complications or consequences related thereto or resulting or arising therefrom. This specifically includes but is not limited to any medical condition, Sickness, Injury, Illness, disease, Mental Illness or Mental Nervous Disorder, for which medical advice, diagnosis, care or Treatment was recommended or received or for which a reasonably prudent person would have sought Treatment during the 36 month period immediately preceding the Effective Date of Coverage under this Certificate. A Pre-Existing Condition which is a chronic or congenital condition or that gradually becomes worse over time and/or known, scheduled, required, or expected medical care, drugs or Treatments existing or necessary prior to the Effective Date are not considered to be an Acute Onset.
For ages up to and including 69 the limit is up to the Medical Policy Maximum purchased per Period of Coverage except for any coverage related to cardiac disease or conditions, which will be limited to $25,000 up to and including age 69 and $15,000 for ages 70 and above. Upon attaining ages 70-79 Acute Onset benefits will be reduced to a Maximum of $35,000, upon attaining age 80 Acute Onset benefits will be reduced to a Maximum of $15,000 with a $25,000 Maximum Lifetime Limit for Emergency Medical Evacuation.
Acute Onset of a Pre-Existing Condition
Provides coverage for an Acute Onset of a Pre-Existing Condition. Any repeat/reoccurrence within the same policy period will no longer be considered Acute Onset of a Pre-Existing Condition and will not be eligible for additional coverage. A Pre-Existing Condition which is a chronic or congenital condition or that gradually becomes worse over time and/or known, scheduled, required, or expected medical care, drugs or treatments existing or necessary prior to the Effective Date are not considered to be an Acute Onset. This benefit covers only ONE (1) Acute Onset episode of a Pre-Existing condition. Sudden and Acute Onset of a Pre-Existing Condition Coverage expires upon medical advice that the condition and Onset is no longer acute or you are discharged from a medical facility.
Note: An incident of acute onset of a pre-existing condition must occur a minimum of 48 hours after the effective date of the insurance policy.