* There is a pre-existing exclusion for covered sicknesses. See your Disclosure Statement or Outline of Coverage/Disclosure Document for full details. Covered services/treatments must be the result of an accident or sickness as defined in the group policy/certificate. See your Disclosure Statement or Outline of Coverage/Disclosure Document for more details.
** The Admission Benefit is not payable for Emergency Room treatment or outpatient treatment. The payment of the admission benefit requires a Confinement. Hospital Confinement requires the assignment to a bed as a resident inpatient in a Hospital (including an Intensive Care Unit of a Hospital) on the advice of a Physician or confinement in an observation area within a Hospital for a period of no less than 20 continuous hours on the advice of a Physician. Please consult your certificate for details.
What is Hospital Indemnity Insurance?
Hospital Indemnity Insurance pays a daily benefit if you have a covered stay in a hospital, critical care unit, or rehabilitation facility. The benefit amount is determined based on the type of facility and the number of days you stay. Payments are made directly to you, not to the doctors, not to the hospitals nor to any other healthcare providers. Hospital Indemnity Insurance is a limited benefit policy. It is not health insurance and does not satisfy the requirement of minimum essential coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Features of Hospital Indemnity Insurance include:
How can Hospital Indemnity Insurance help?
Below are a few examples of how your Hospital Indemnity Insurance benefit could be used (coverage amounts may vary):
Who is eligible for Hospital Indemnity Insurance?
How do I file a claim?
Filing a claim is easy:
1. Visit mybenefits.metlife.com or download the MetLife Mobile app.
2. Answer a few simple questions. Upload your medical documentation to support your claim.
3. Once your claim is approved, you’ll receive a check made out to you. Start using these funds as needed.
1Hospital does not include certain facilities such as nursing homes, convalescent care or extended care facilities. See your Disclosure Statement or Outline of Coverage/Disclosure Document for full details.
2There is a pre-existing exclusion for covered sicknesses. See your Disclosure Statement or Outline of Coverage/Disclosure Document for full details. Covered services/treatments must be the result of an accident or sickness as defined in the group policy/certificate. See your Disclosure Statement or Outline of Coverage/Disclosure Document for more details.
3Eligibility for portability through the Continuation of Insurance with Premium Payment provision may be subject to certain eligibility requirements and limitations. For more information, contact your MetLife representative.
4Coverage is guaranteed provided: (1) the employee is actively at work; and (2) dependents to be covered are not subject to medical restrictions as set forth on the enrollment form and in the Certificate. Some states require the insured to have medical coverage. Additional restrictions apply to dependents serving in the armed forces or living overseas.
5Coverage for Domestic Partners, civil union partners and reciprocal beneficiaries varies by state. Please contact MetLife for more information.
METLIFE’S HOSPITAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE IS A LIMITED BENEFIT GROUP INSURANCE POLICY. The policy is not intended to be a substitute for medical coverage and certain states may require the insured to have medical coverage to enroll for the coverage. The policy or its provisions may vary or be unavailable in some states. Prior hospital confinement may be required to receive certain benefits. There may be a preexisting condition limitation for hospital sickness benefits. MetLife’s Hospital Indemnity Insurance may be subject to benefit reductions that begin at age 65. Like most group accident and health insurance policies, policies offered by MetLife may contain certain exclusions, limitations and terms for keeping them in force. For complete details of coverage and availability, please refer to the group policy form GPNP12-AX, GPNP13-HI, GPNP16-HI or GPNP12-AX-PASG, or contact MetLife. Benefits are underwritten by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, New York. In certain states, availability of MetLife’s Group Hospital Indemnity Insurance is pending regulatory approval.