translated from Spanish: Superintendency of Health clarified that isapres cannot exclude coverage by the pandemic declaration

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In a statement, the agency reminded the affiliates that «the planned health contract entered into by the contributors with the Isapres is part of social security and the protection of the right to health, so they could not, in no case, to exclude their coverage by the declaration of a pandemic, health emergency or other similar qualification.»

After WHO declared the global coronavirus pandemic on this day, the Superintendency of Health reminded Isapres members that insurers cannot exclude coverage for the pandemic declaration. By means of a statement, the agency reported that «the planned health contract entered into by the contributors with the Isapres is part of social security and the protection of the right to health, so that they could not, in any case, exclude their coverage by the pandemic, health emergency or other similar qualification.» on 27 February the Intendency of Funds delivered to the Isapres Circular No. 6, which made the codification by Fonasa of the coronavirus screening examination, reminded them that they should consider the benefits and financial coverage to be fixed , in accordance with the provisions of the General Health Guarantee regime,» adds the letter.



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