The State of Georgia has elected to participate in a new insurance plan established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) will provide temporary coverage for Georgia residents who have been unable to purchase insurance due to pre-existing conditions. The coverage will remain in effect until 2014 when the new insurance exchanges are established.
Georgia’s plan will be administered by HHS. As of July 1, HHS began accepting applications for coverage. Coverage will become effective on August 1 for those who submit applications before July 15.