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20 health insurance terms you should know

Posted: 1:05 PM EDT Oct 01, 2013   Updated: 11:07 AM EST Dec 17, 2015

Here are some terms you may want to learn before you dive into a decision about your health insurance for next year.

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Allowed amount

This may also be called an "eligible expense" or "negotiated rate" or "payment allowance." It is the maximum amount on which payment is based for health care services that are covered by your insurance.

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