Health Insurance Dictionary
Confused by all of the health insurance jargon? This dictionary will help you sort it out.
Deductible: The amount an individual must pay for health care expenses before insurance (or a self-insured company) covers the costs. Often, insurance plans are based on yearly deductible amounts.
Denial of Claim: Refusal by an insurance company to honor a request by an individual (or his or her provider) to pay for health care services obtained from a health care professional.
Dependents: Spouse and/or unmarried children (whether natural, adopted or step) of an insured.