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Basic hospital expense coverage, outline of coverage.
An outline of coverage, in substantially the following form, shall be issued in connection with policies meeting the standards of WAC 284-50-335
BASIC HOSPITAL EXPENSE COVERAGE -
OUTLINE OF COVERAGE
(1) Read your policy carefully - This outline of coverage provides a very brief description of the important features of your policy. This is not the insurance contract and only the actual policy provisions will control. The policy itself sets forth in detail the rights and obligations of both you and your insurance company. It is, therefore, important that you READ YOUR POLICY CAREFULLY!
(2) Basic hospital expense coverage - Policies of this category are designed to provide to persons insured coverage for hospital expenses incurred as a result of a covered accident or sickness. Coverage is provided for daily hospital room and board, miscellaneous hospital services, and hospital outpatient services, subject to any limitations, deductibles and copayment requirements set forth in the policy. Coverage is not provided for physicians or surgeons fees or unlimited hospital expenses.
(3) (A brief specific description of the benefits, including dollar amounts and number of days duration where applicable, contained in this policy, in the following order:
(a) Daily hospital room and board;
(b) Miscellaneous hospital services;
(c) Hospital outpatient services; and
(d) Other benefits, if any.)
The above description of benefits shall be stated clearly and concisely, and shall include a description of any deductible or copayment provision applicable to the benefits described.)
(4) (A description of any policy provisions which exclude, eliminate, restrict, reduce, limit, delay, or in any other manner operate to qualify payment of the benefits described in (3) above.)
(5) (A description of policy provisions respecting renewability or continuation of coverage, including age restrictions or any reservation of right to change premiums.)
[Order R-76-4, § 284-50-385, filed 10/29/76, effective 3/1/77.]