New Mexico Health Insurance


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New Mexico Health Insurance

New Mexico has fewer health insurance regulations than most states. Still, it's important to familiarize yourself with them, so you're more confident and wise in your purchase.

This guide:

  • Describes New Mexico health insurance policy regulations.

  • Lists rules New Mexico health insurance companies must follow.

Health insurance policies are regulated by each state's own health insurance laws. New Mexico health insurance companies and policyholders alike must abide by established insurance laws.

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You can pick what coverage you want and set your limits and deductibles, before applying for more personalized rate info. This is a service that will provide you with competing quotes from local agents who can also offer help with setting coverage limits, deciding on a plan, etc.

New Mexico health insurance policy provisions

Some of the most important New Mexico health insurance laws are the ones that influence the health insurance policy specifically.

For instance, New Mexico health insurance policies must contain a provision called the guaranteed renewability provision. This clause ensures your right to renew you New Mexico health insurance policy at the end of its term.

Additionally, in New Mexico, insurance policies can contain provision that exclude pre-existing conditions from coverage, but not for more than 6 months. Medical conditions that you have been diagnosed with 6 months before the effective date of your health insurance policy are considered ?pre-existing conditions?.

New pre-existing condition exclusion periods cannot be instituted if you are switching New Mexico health insurance plans, but have had no breaks in your coverage. In these instances, your old policy's exclusion period credits your new policy's required exclusion period.

Regulating New Mexico health insurance companies

Unless you have violated a policy regulation, no New Mexico health insurance company can refuse to renew your health insurance policy.

However, when you are applying for a New Mexico health insurance policy, any insurer is free to refuse you coverage. In fact, New Mexico insurance companies are permitted to deny health insurance coverage on the basis of your health.

Although the original premium of an individual New Mexico health insurance policy may vary due to your health status, age, gender, habits, and geographic location, your renewal premium can only increase because of your age and not because of declining health.

Temporary New Mexico health insurance

If you are seeking temporary health insurance because you have a break in health insurance coverage, conversion policies are a good choice. These New Mexico health insurance policies are available to individuals who have recently left a fully insured group policy.

The price of conversion plans may be higher and the coverage less than your former New Mexico health insurance policy, conversion policies offer adequate insurance in times when you have breaks in between your coverage.

More NM health insurance help

If you want more help getting the a good health insurance policy, read our guide to health insurance.

Also see the guide to New Mexico small business health insurance.

To find out more about NM health insurance laws and regulations, visit the official website of the New Mexico Insurance Division.