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association health plan

October 17, 2017 – Associations can offer group health insurance plans specially designed for their members and that give their members purchasing power… Read more

admitting privilege

September 17, 2017 – Admitting privilege is the right granted to a doctor to admit patients to a particular hospital. The issue of admitting privilege can… Read more

annual limit

September 5, 2017 – Some health plans have traditionally had caps on the amount that they would pay in any given year. Even if the lifetime maximum benefit of… Read more

agent

September 5, 2017 – An agent is a licensed salesperson who represents one or more health insurance companies and presents their products to… Read more

adverse selection

September 5, 2017 – Adverse selection refers to a situation in which the buyers and sellers of an insurance product do not have the same information available.… Read more

actuary

July 17, 2017 – An actuary is a health insurance carrier number cruncher responsible for determining what premiums the company needs to charge based in… Read more

Affordable Care Act (ACA)

June 2, 2017 – The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) – also known as the Affordable Care Act or ACA, and generally referred to as… Read more

accidental death and dismemberment insurance

April 3, 2017 – Accidental death and dismemberment insurance (AD&D) is also known as personal accident insurance (PAI). An AD&D policy provides a lump-sum… Read more

advance directive

February 20, 2017 – An advance directive is a document in which a person indicates what actions should be taken on his or her behalf in the event that he or… Read more

accident supplement

February 18, 2017 – An accident supplement is a policy that reimburses an insured in the event of a claim arising from an accident or injury. The policies… Read more

accountable care organization

September 27, 2016 – An accountable care organization (ACO) is a health care delivery model envisioned by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in which a group of… Read more

advance care planning consultations

September 23, 2016 – Although advance care planning consultations were not included in the Affordable Care Act, the government continued to address the issue,… Read more