Indemnity

Managed care, particularly HMO and capitation, has evolved away from the indemnity method. Yet, many people are still covered under indemnity plans. Insurance program in which covered person is reimbursed for covered expenses. Health insurance benefits provided in the form of cash payments rather than services. An indemnity insurance contract usually defines the maximum amounts which will be paid for covered services. Indemnity insurance plans may have a PPO option, UR and case management features, or include a network or other preferred provider restrictions, but, will not have an HMO plan. Indemnity is the traditional form of insurance.