A producer and an applicant complete an application for a health policy and submit it to the insurer
Which of the following laws requires an insurer to notify an applicant in writing that an investigative consumer report may be made on the applicant? -Uniform Provisions Law. -Freedom of Information Act. -Medical Information Bureau Disclosure Act -Fair Credit Reporting Act (Insurance Information and Privacy Protection Act)
Fair Credit Reporting Act (Insurance Information and Privacy Protection Act)
Group health insurance specifies that what percentage of eligible individuals MUST be offered coverage under a noncontributory plan? -25 -50 -75 -100
Under an Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) policy, insurable interest must exist at which of the following times? -When a change of beneficiary is requested -At the inception of the policy -When a beneficiary other than a relative is named -At the time a claim is submitted
At the inception of the policy
When periodic claim payments are required under a long-term disability income policy, an insurer MUST make payments to an insured at least once every: -month -three months -six months -year
M and N own a small interior design studio that employs six people. The owners are concerned about the financial continuation of the business if either of them should become permanently disabled. In this situation, a producer would MOST likely recommend which of the following types of contracts? -Basic Hospital -Disability Buy-Out -Comprehensive Major Medical -Short-Term Disability Income
Which of the following health policies requires a beneficiary designation? -Travel Accident -Medicare Supplement -Blanket -Long Term Care
Suicide, pre-existing conditions and self-inflicted injuries are dealt with in which of the following policy features? -Extensions of coverage -Benefits clause -Riders -Exclusions
An insured whose Disability Income policy contains a Change of Occupation clause takes a new job in a more hazardous occupation and fails to notify the insurer of the change. One year later, the insured becomes disabled. The insurer will most likely take which of the following actions? -Cancel the policy and refund one year's premiums -Settle the claim according to what the premiums would have purchased under the more hazardous occupation -Pay the claim in full and then cancel the policy -Pay the claim after deducting an extra one-year premium payment
Settle the claim according to what the premiums would have purchased under the more hazardous occupation
Which of the following definitions of disability would cover a permanent partial disability? -Own occupation -Any occupation -Residual disability -Presumptive disability
When delivering a policy to a client, a producer should take all of the following actions EXCEPT: -Collect any premiums due -fully explain all exclusions and/or riders -keep the policy in the producer's office for safe-keeping on behalf of the client -review all benefits provided by the policy
keep the policy in the producer's office for safe-keeping on behalf of the client
The Social Security program provides all of the following benefits EXCEPT: -Retirement -survivor -disability -workers compensation
Which of the following definitions MOST accurately describes the Probationary Period? -The period of time from the date of the loss until the benefits begin -The period of time from the date of the loss until benefits are actually received by the policyowner -The waiting period a new hire must satisfy prior to becoming eligible for group health coverage -The period of time once a claim is received by the insurance company before it pays benefits to the policyowner
The waiting period a new hire must satisfy prior to becoming eligible for group health coverage
Under a group health plan, an employer may offer additional benefits to classes of employees on the basis of all of the following factors EXCEPT: -length of employment -gender -salary grade -job category
An insured becomes disabled three years after his Disability Income policy is issued. The disability is caused by a condition that existed prior to the policy issue date but was not specifically excluded from coverage. In this situation, the insurer will most likely take which of the following actions? -Pay the full claim -Pay the claim for a maximum of six months only -Deny the claim on the basis of misrepresentation -Deny the claim because it involves a pre-existing condition
Pay the full claim
On June 1, S purchased a Major Medical policy and paid the initial premium to Producer T. On July 1, Producer T received the policy from the insurance company. The policy contained a Ten-Day Free Look provision. On July 3, Producer T attempted to deliver the policy but found that S was not at home. On July 5, Producer T was able to deliver the policy to S. On July 7, S decided he did not want the policy. S had 10 days from which of the following dates to return the policy to the company and obtain a full premium refund? -July 1 -July 3 -July 5 -July 7
Five years ago, at age forty-five, X stated that he was forty years old on a disability income insurance application. X now submits a claim and the insurer discovers X's true age. The insurer will most likely take which of the following actions? -Deny the claim due to material misrepresentation on the application -Pay the claim as filed because the policy becomes incontestable after two years -Pay the claim and cancel the policy -Adjust the benefits downward according to the benefits that X would have been entitled to based on the premiums
Adjust the benefits downward according to the benefits that X would have been entitled to based on the premiums
All of the following elements are required of a contract EXCEPT: -assignment -acceptance -legal capacity -legal purpose
Which of the following types of provisions guarantees renewability to a specified date or age unless certain specified events occur? -Noncancellable -Optionally Renewable -Guaranteed Renewable -Conditionally Renewable
In an Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) policy, the term "capital sum" refers to: -the benefit paid for death caused by a dread disease -the monthly disability income paid if an insured loses a limb or the sight in one or both eyes -a lump sum payment made when disease causes the amputation of an arm or a leg -a lump sum payment made for an accidental dismemberment
a lump sum payment made for an accidental dismemberment
The PRIMARY purpose of Medicaid is to: -pay for expenses not covered by Medicare -provide Disability Income benefits to people on Medicare -provide Medical Expense coverage to persons meeting certain minimum income requirements -provide funds for people injured in natural disasters
provide Medical Expense coverage to persons meeting certain minimum income requirements
A health care plan that reimburses a flat fee for medical care it provides at a clinic it owns and operates is referred to as: -Health Maintenance Organization -Medicaid -Medicare -a Multiple Employer Trust (MET)
Health Maintenance Organization
A health care plan designed to combine small employers together into a group to purchase medical expense insurance for their employees is called a: -risk retention group -Multiple Employer Trust (MET) -Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) -Third Party Administrator (TPA)
Multiple Employer Trust (MET)
Medicare Supplement policies are primarily designed to: -offset the high cost of Medicare -provide additional retirement income to supplement Social Security retirement benefits -provide additional benefits beyond those provided by Medicare -provide a reinsurance network that spreads the Medicare risk among private insurance companies
provide additional benefits beyond those provided by Medicare
An applicant for insurance submits an application to an insurer for underwriting but does not forward any premium payment with the application. Legally, the applicant is making -an inquiry for an offer -an offer -a counteroffer -an acceptance
an inquiry for an offer
Which of the following statements is CORRECT about a Waiver of Premium provision in a Disability Income policy? -It allows the insurer to deduct premiums due from the disabled insured's benefit payments. -It allows the insurer to increase the amount of premium during the insured's time of disability. -It allows the insured to extend the length of the Grace Period while disabled. -It allows the insured to maintain a policy in force while disabled and unable to pay premiums.
It allows the insured to maintain a policy in force while disabled and unable to pay premiums.
Which of the following provisions explains that a producer does not have the authority to waive the provisions of an insurance contract? -Legal actions -Reinstatement -Time limit on certain defenses -Entire Contract
Which of the following statements is CORRECT about a Disability Income policy with a Guaranteed Insurability rider? -The insured may periodically increase the amount of benefits payable under the policy. -The insured may assign the policy to a member of the insured's family. -The insurer is not permitted to cancel the policy. -The insurer will issue the policy without a medical examination.
The insured may periodically increase the amount of benefits payable under the policy.
An insurer must provide claim forms to an insured within a MAXIMUM of how many days after receiving notice of an Accident & Health claim? -Five -Fifteen -Twenty -Thirty
J has a physical impairment, attends school, and is incapable of self-sustaining employment and/ or self care. Which of the following statements is CORRECT about J's medical coverage under J's father's group plan? -J's coverage ceases, but J may apply for group student coverage. -J's coverage automatically discontinues at age twenty-six. -J's coverage continues only as long as J is a full-time student. -J's coverage continues as long as J is continually incapacitated and is financially dependent on J's father.
J's coverage continues as long as J is continually incapacitated and is financially dependent on J's father.
The insurance policy clause that identifies the contracting parties and defines the scope and limits of coverage is called the: -Insuring clause -Benefit clause -Consideration clause -Renewal clause
Under a Guaranteed Renewable Accident & Health policy, an insurer retains the right to: Increase the premium rate for one insured without increasing the rate for others in the same class Increase the premium rate for an entire class of insured, only on the anniversary date Increase the benefits for an individual insured Decrease benefits for one insured without decreasing benefits for others in the same class
Increase the premium rate for an entire class of insured, only on the anniversary date
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers Disability Income benefits paid under an employer-paid group Disability Income (generally) to be: Taxable for thirteen weeks only Non-taxable for twenty-six weeks only Fully taxable Non-taxable
A producer and an applicant complete an application for a health policy and submit it to the insurer for underwriting without any premium. The underwriter issues a policy and mails it to the producer for delivery to the applicant. The producer should take all of the following actions during the delivery of the policy to the applicant EXCEPT: Collect the initial premium payment Issue a conditional receipt Have the applicant complete a statement of continued good health Explain the Free Look provision which begins on the policy delivery date
Issue a conditional receipt
A married insured has an Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) policy that names his brother as the primary beneficiary and his son as the contingent beneficiary. If the insured and his brother are both killed instantly in a train accident, the policy proceeds would be paid to which of the following? The insured's estate The brother's estate The insured's son The insured's spouse
The insured's son
An individual who has had a heart murmur since birth is likely to be issued an individual health policy that includes: A Guaranteed Insurability rider An Exclusionary/ Impairment rider A Waiver of Premium rider A Double Indemnity rider
An Exclusionary/ Impairment rider
In which of the following health policies are both the renewability and the premiums guaranteed? Non-cancellable Optionally Renewable Guaranteed Renewable Conditionally Renewable
Medicare Part A covers which of the following expenses? Hospital room and board Surgical expenses Medications Physicians' services
Hospital room and board
The Notice of Claim provision in an Accident and Health policy requires that an insured give written notice to the insurer within a MAXIMUM of how many days after a loss? 7 10 15 20
Under the Claims Forms provision of a health policy, if the insurance company fails to send out the claim forms within the time period required by the provision, the insured should: Demand a full refund of all premiums paid plus interest Submit the claim in any form, which must be accepted by the company as adequate proof of loss Request the state Department of Insurance to act as umpire in settling the claim Do nothing until the claim form arrives
Submit the claim in any form, which must be accepted by the company as adequate proof of loss
Which of the following provisions designates the person to whom claim payments are to be made? Time of Payment of Claims Entire Contract Notice of Claim Payment of Claims
Payment of Claims
The Consideration clause in an accident and health policy states that: The applicant pays the initial premium Insurable interest must exist between the parties involved Any attachments to the policy constitute the entire contract of insurance Certain claims will be excluded under the policy
The applicant pays the initial premium
The Elimination Period in most Disability Income policies applies: To each separate disability To claims for accidents only Only the first time the insured is disabled during the first 30 days of the contract
To each separate disability
Which of the following statements is CORRECT about coinsurance? It applies to the deductible as well as to claim payments. It helps control overutilization of benefits. Insurance companies generally charge more for a policy that contains a Coinsurance provision than for one that does not. Insurance companies may revise the coinsurance ratio after issuing a policy.
It helps control overutilization of benefits.
An Eligible Expenses provision in a comprehensive major medical health insurance policy commonly identifies all of the following types of health care services as being covered by that policy EXCEPT: -professional services of doctors and other medical practitioners -hospital charges for semi-private room and board -experimental and investigative services -services of Registered Nurses
experimental and investigative services
A group long-term disability plan is integrated with Social Security when which of the following statements is CORRECT? Social Security and group benefits pay a combined maximum limit. Group benefits are paid only after Social Security benefits are exhausted. Full Social Security benefits are paid only after group benefits are exhausted. Half of the allowable Social Security benefits are paid after group benefits are exhausted.
Social Security and group benefits pay a combined maximum limit.
The Coordination of Benefits clause found in group health master contracts is used to: Integrate Disability Income benefits with Medical Expense benefits Avoid double payment of benefits to an insured who has duplicate group coverage Investigate the claims history of an insured and his dependents Avoid duplicate premium charges to an employer for the same employee
Avoid double payment of benefits to an insured who has duplicate group coverages
A prehospitalization authorization program (pre-certification) is a good example of: Managed care Traditional indemnity Medicare Workers' Compensation
Which of the following reports may include information obtained by a telephone call to the proposed insured? Medical Information Bureau (MIB) report Attending physician's report Inspection report Producer's report
The purpose of the Medical Information Bureau (MIB) is to: -recommend the premium rates that should be charged for health policies issued to substandard risks -share medical data among member companies -provide background data used to experience-rate large group health plans -provide actuarial information to participating members on dread diseases
share medical data among member companies
Because health insurance policies are offered on a "take it or leave it" basis, they are referred to as which of the following types of contracts? Aleatory Contracts Executory Contracts Unilateral Contracts Contracts of Adhesion
Contracts of Adhesion
Person who is considered an under-average or impaired insurance risk because of physical conditions family or personal history of disease, occupation, residence in unhealthy climate or dangerous habits.