Useful Terms

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Coinsurance-- The amount you must pay for medical care after you have met your deductible.

Co-pay-- The flat fee you pay each time you receive care. For example, you may pay $10 each time you visit the doctor. Your plan pays the rest.

Deductible-- The amount you must pay each year before your plan begins paying.

Disability insurance-- Pays benefits if you are injured or too ill to work.

Exclusions (or limitations)-- Services that are not covered by a plan.

Fee-for-service insurance-- Traditional (indemnity) insurance where you and your plan each pay a portion of your health expenses, usually after you meet a yearly deductible. In most cases, you can choose any physician, hospital or other provider.

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