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individual coverage health reimbursement arrangement (ICHRA)

November 1, 2019 – An individual coverage health reimbursement arrangement (ICHRA) is a new type of health reimbursement arrangement, available as of 2020, in… Read more

individual shared-responsibility provision

April 25, 2018 – The individual shared responsibility provision (aka the individual mandate) is a requirement in the ACA that almost all Americans maintain… Read more

individual shared-responsibility payment

April 24, 2018 – Since 2014, almost all Americans have been required to have health insurance. Some people are eligible for an exemption from this… Read more

individual mandate

April 23, 2018 – The Affordable Care Act requires nearly everyone to have health insurance that meets minimum standards. With some exceptions, people who do… Read more

individual health insurance

January 1, 2018 – Individual health insurance is coverage that is purchased on an individual or family basis, as opposed to being offered by an employer. The… Read more

indemnity health plan

September 17, 2017 – Indemnity health insurance plans are also called fee-for-service. These are the types of plans that primarily existed before the rise of… Read more

insurance exchange

August 20, 2017 – A health insurance exchange mechanism is a key provision of health reform legislation, established to provide a selection of competing… Read more

in network

May 17, 2017 – In network refers to providers or health care facilities that are part of a health plan’s network of providers with which it has… Read more

insurance cooperatives

September 6, 2016 – See Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans… Read more

individual subsidies

September 6, 2016 – Individual subsidies are included in the health reform legislation to help ensure the goals of the legislation's individual mandate.… Read more

independent practice associations (IPAs)

September 6, 2016 – Independent practice associations (IPAs) negotiate with insurers to provide services for insureds on a flat fee or retainer basis. They… Read more