Health Insurance Dictionary
Confused by all of the health insurance jargon? This dictionary will help you sort it out.
Benefit: Amount payable by the insurance company to a claimant, assignee, or beneficiary when the insured suffers a loss.
Brand-name drug: Prescription drugs marketed with a specific brand name by the company that manufactures it, usually the company which develops and patents it. When patents run out, generic versions of many popular drugs are marketed at lower cost by other companies. Check your insurance plan to see if coverage differs between name-brand and their generic twins.
Broker: Licensed insurance salesperson who obtains quotes and plan from multiple sources information for clients.