Why Hospital Indemnity?
Many men and women who have Medicare don’t realize how limited their hospitalization benefits actually are until they’re discharged and receive a bill. Original Medicare typically offers coverage for only a portion of the treatments and services received during an average hospital stay. As a result, many patients are left facing substantial bills that need to be dealt with during a period of time when they should be focused on recovery. That’s when having a hospital indemnity policy in place can really help.
Protect Your Health and Your Finances
The primary benefit of an indemnity plan is that it can help reduce or eliminate the often significant financial burden caused by a hospital stay. According to data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in 2010 the average cost of a hospital stay for men and women between 65 and 84 years of age was $12,300. While Medicare pays for a large portion of hospital costs, a significant portion must be paid out of pocket.
In addition to providing coverage for many of these costs, an indemnity policy may also provide additional benefits that aren’t included in your primary plan, including skilled nursing home care. Your insurance plays an important role in keeping you healthy and providing peace of mind. At Primordial Benefit Solutions, LLC, we can help you choose the types and amounts of coverage that suit your needs.