October 21, 2008

Assurant Health Offers Coverage for Individuals With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Assurant Health, a provider of individual medical, small group and specialty health insurance products, has announced that it now offers coverage through its individual medical products, for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis.

Applicants who qualify will be offered a condition specific deductible (CSD) plan with Assurant Health. The CSD will give them access to contracted provider discounts for any rheumatoid arthritis (RA) related claims. In addition, once they meet their CSD and plan deductibles, they receive benefits for all eligible claims, including those related to RA.

Susan Malone, vice president of medical management at Assurant Health, said: "We feel it's important to offer access to health coverage to more applicants, including those with RA. By including discounts for the newer disease modifying medications in our plan, we can help these patients preserve their joint structures and functions, which has positive implications for their long-term overall health."