Removal of Best Doctors Second Opinion Service (français)
Best Doctors® service was first made available more than a decade ago as a non-contractual service on critical illness insurance policies and riders at no charge to your clients. We have seen a steady decline in the use of Best Doctors to the point where less than a handful of clients accessed this service in each of the past several years.
Therefore, Best Doctors service will no longer be available to your clients as of January 1, 2015. Requests in progress with Best Doctors prior to January 1, 2015 will be fulfilled.
The removal of the Best Doctors service has no impact on your client's critical illness insurance policy or rider. It continues to provide the same value and coverage as it did when you sold the coverage, including the payment of a lump sum benefit to help cover the costs of living with a critical illness so they can focus on recovery.
If you have questions about this change, please contact your Equitable Life Regional Service Representative.