limited-benefit plan

What is a limited-benefit plan?

Limited-benefit plans are medical plans with much lower and more restricted benefits than major medical insurance, but with lower premiums. Limited-benefit plans include critical illness plans, indemnity plans (policies that only pay a pre-determined amount, regardless of total charges), and “hospital cash” policies. These plans are not regulated by the Affordable Care Act and are not suitable to serve as a person’s only medical coverage.  But in some cases, they can be a good supplement to a high-deductible major medical plan.