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Your Guide to Continuing Personal Medical Exclusions (CPME)

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What is Continued Personal Medical Exclusions Underwriting?

If you have a Health Insurance policy, you might be considering switching insurance providers. This could be to get cheaper premiums or simply to take advantages of other benefits offered by different insurers.

‘Continuing Personal Medical Exclusions’ (CPME) is a type of underwriting specifically designed for people who are switching Health Insurance providers.

Rather than having all of your medical history reassessed by your new insurer, CPME allows you to keep the same level of cover as your old policy with your new policy and provider.

Your new policy will have all of the same exclusions as your old policy had at the outset, but there won’t be any new exclusions added based on the conditions you’ve experienced while on the old policy.

Why Would I Need CPME Health Insurance Underwriting?

One of the reasons for switching Private Health Insurance policies is to find a better deal with an alternate provider.

However, if you have suffered from medical problems in recent years that you had to claim for, you might worry that they will be excluded from your new policy when it’s underwritten.

This is an example of when you might consider Continuing Personal Medical Exclusions.

With CPME underwriting, your new policy will have the same cover for those conditions as your old policy, even if you have made a claim.

Nadeem Farid Head of Employee Benefits at Drewberry

It’s not always possible to switch providers if you’re claiming currently on your policy or you’ve had a recent history of medical issues that have been costly to treat.

You may need to serve a set period with your current insurer without having any further treatment for these major conditions to consider a switch.

Nadeem Farid
Head of Employee Benefits at Drewberry

How Health Insurance with Continuing Personal Medical Exclusions Works

To apply for Medical Insurance on a CPME basis, you’ll need…

  • The most recent copy of your current PMI policy certificate.
  • Information about any claims that you made on your last Health Insurance policy.
  • Basic information about your medical history.

Your new insurer will likely ask you to provide some basic medical information as well as ask you about any claims that you have made on your old policy.

While your new insurer will not use your medical history to underwrite your new policy, it is necessary for you to give this information in order for your insurer to decide whether they will be able to give you a new policy on the same terms as your old one.

How Does CPME Underwriting Work?

When you apply for CPME Health Insurance the first thing you will be asked for is your certificate for your current Health Insurance policy.

Your new insurer will then copy over all of the exclusions on your old policy to your new one without adding any more.

The exclusions carried over to your new policy also include temporary exclusions. If your last policy used Moratorium Underwriting and a condition is excluded for a period, your new insurer might also impose a period on your new policy when that condition is excluded.

On the other hand, based on your previous claims history with your old insurer, your new insurer may also be able to offer you a no claims discount.

Despite the coverage of your policy being the same, the terms and conditions of your new policy will not be the same as your old one.

Because the terms of your policy would have changed, you will still need to examine your new policy carefully and make sure that your new provider doesn’t have any standard exclusions that may cause an issue if they are added to your new policy.

Need Private Medical Insurance Advice

The type of underwriting that you choose can have a significant impact on the cover and cost of your policy. Choosing the right kind of underwriting is not a decision to be taken lightly, which is why we have a team of experts on hand to help.

Why speak to us?

We started Drewberry because we were tired of being treated like a number and not getting the service we all deserve when it comes to things as important as protecting our health and our finances. Below are just a few reasons why it makes sense to talk to us.

  • There is no fee for our service
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    Drewberry isn’t tied to any insurance company, so we can provide completely impartial advice to make sure you get the most appropriate policy based solely on your needs.
  • We’ve got bargaining power on our side
    This allows us to negotiate better premiums for you than you going direct yourself.
  • You’ll speak to a dedicated expert from start to finish
    You will speak to a named expert with a direct telephone and email. No more automated machines and no more being sent from pillar to post – you’ll have someone to speak to who knows you.
  • Benefit from our 5-star service
    We pride ourselves on providing a 5-star service, as can be seen from our 2098 and growing independent client reviews rating us at 4.92 / 5.
  • Benefit from the protection of regulated advice
    You are protected. Where we provide a regulated advice service we are responsible for the policy we set-up for you. Doing it yourself or going direct to an insurer won’t provide this protection, so you won’t benefit from these securities.
  • Claims support when you need it the most
    You have support should you need to make a claim. The most important thing when it comes to insurance is that claims are paid and quickly. We are here to support you during the claims process and make sure it’s as smooth and stress free as possible.
Nadeem Farid Head of Employee Benefits at Drewberry

We are here to offer impartial and, most importantly, fee-free Health Insurance advice.

If you want to talk through your options to make sure you are looking at the most suitable cover then don’t hesitate to  pop us a call on 02084327333.

Nadeem Farid
Head of Employee Benefits at Drewberry

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13/03/2019
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