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Three Things Traditional Insurance Doesn’t Cover

Perhaps one of the greatest enigmas of the modern age is insurance.  Insurance is a powerful tool one may acquire through long-term employment with a good company.  One may receive health insurance, car insurance, or even insurance for a building.  Sometimes, health insurance can be even more specific.  You may acquire health insurance for either your teeth or your entire body.  During regular intervals, you pay for insurance, and then any accidents you get into are paid for, but insurance only pays for certain types of accidents; not all of them.  At the end of the day, it’s important to have insurance, but it’s also important to know where the jurisdiction of insurance begins and ends.  Otherwise, you may not be prepared for when insurance cannot help you.  The world of insurance may be intriguing.  Here are a few important items that insurance fails to cover.


A good way to deal with items that traditional insurance does not cover is to purchase a plan from cyber insurance companies.  Cyber insurance protects clients from digital harm.  In the modern age, digital harm is as possible and as dangerous as physical harm.  Health insurance is not going to protect you from the hyperlinks of a suspicious email, so digital insurance may actually accomplish what antivirus software claims to do.  Primarily, cyber insurance allows large companies from different types of large-scale attacks, from DDOS attacks to data leaks.  Data leaks are, of course, especially important, as they cause identity theft among thousands of people.  It is dangerous for criminals to have access to that kind of information.  A cyber insurance company may protect yours from a possible attack, which is a real possibility in the digital age.

1.   Treatments For Fertility

Health insurance covers mishaps like broken bones and life-saving surgeries, but it does not cover procedures that aid in fertility.  You will have to pay for that yourself.  Insurance companies have to pay for testing as to whether a client is infertile, but they do not necessarily have to pay for treatment to correct infertility.  It varies from state to state.  Some states require insurance companies to cover such treatment, but others do not.

In states where paying for fertility treatment is mandated, companies who provide insurance to workers may decline paying for it if those companies are big enough.  A company must follow a state’s insurance laws if it is covered by an entirely insured plan.  Plans for which individual people pay do not have to observe the stipulations of a state and may decline coverage.

2.  Cosmetic Enhancements

Examples include breast enlargement or penis enlargement.  Any service that affects someone’s appearance exclusively is not viewed as important enough by the insurance company to warrant a payment.  Even more critical dermatological procedures may not be covered by an insurance plan.  A curious upshot of this is that potential clients of dermatologists receive price estimates fairly immediately.  Price transparency is much easier to come by when a client actually has to pay out-of-pocket.  While your insurance plan may not cover cosmetic items, you may be able to pay for those cosmetic things without experiencing any temporal hiccups.


All in all, cosmetic enhancements may not be worth it.  It is important to love yourself and your body first before getting a job or a partner.  Cosmic enhancements do not actually make you healthier because they are too exterior to be helpful to your organs.  Depression may make your body seem stranger than it really is, so it is important to be as objective as possible when discerning whether your body is too ugly for you to provide a presentation to colleagues.

3.  Employing New Technology or Services

 Covering such things happens slowly to begin with, primarily if the benefits of a technology fail to outweigh costs an insurance company would have to pay.  As long as a case is made to the insurance company that the technology is indeed useful, then the insurance company may pay for it.  The client need not present this argument.  The medical purveyor of the technology has to present it, whether the technology is a drug, test, or other type of product.  A potential technology must be so effective as to lower morbidity and mortality rates.  If a technology cannot save a life or do something similar, then it has not demonstrated its ability to be worth an insurance company’s money.  Many insurance plans require a lot of evidence before they consider an avant-garde form of technology to be useful, but this limitation is primarily temporal.  If a new technology proves that it is as centrally important as an MRI machine, then that is a no-brainer:  Of course an insurance company will pay for an MRI, so wouldn’t it pay for something just as important?

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