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Health Insurance Glossary

Definitions for common health insurance terms


DEFINITION: Rescission is an insurance industry practice in which an insurer takes action retroactively to cancel a policy holder’s coverage by citing omissions or errors in the customer’s application, even if the policy holder has been diligently keeping their policy current. Since passage of the Affordable Care Act, rescission is no longer allowed except where fraud is proven.

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