Health Care Reform Logo

20 health insurance terms you should know

Published: Oct 01 2013 01:05:50 PM EDT   Updated On: Dec 24 2013 08:57:41 AM EST

With the Affordable Care Act health care exchanges open for enrollment, here are some terms you may want to learn before you dive into a decision about your health insurance for next year.

health insurance terms - allowed amount
1 / 22
iStock/creo77

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.

Video FAQs

health care reform FAQ 1

Do I have to get health insurance?

Does the Affordable Care Act require you to get health insurance? Click to find out. And…

health care reform FAQ 2

What if I can't afford health insurance?

What are your options under the Affordable Care Act if you can't afford health insurance…

health care reform FAQ 3

How will Affordable Care Act affect Medicare?

If you're on Medicare, how will the new Affordable Care Act affect you? Click to find out…

health care reform FAQ 4

Will I have to change doctors?

Will the health care reform law force you to change doctors? Click to find out. And click…

health care reform FAQ 5

Can I just keep the insurance I have?

Does the Affordable Care Act allow you to keep the insurance you already have? Click to…

health care reform FAQ 6

What kind of benefits can I expect?

What kind of benefits can you expect under the health care reform law? Click to find out.…

health care reform FAQ 7

Can my auto-home-life insurance agent enroll me?

Can your agent who handles your auto-home-life policies enroll you in health coverage?…

health care reform FAQ 8

Will past health problems keep me from getting coverage?

Will your past health problems affect your ability to get coverage? Click to find out.…

health care reform FAQ 9

Can my employer cut my hours?

Can your employer cut your hours because of the Affordable Care Act? Click to find out.…

health care reform FAQ 10

Can my adult children be covered by my policy?

Can your adult child be covered by your health insurance policy under the Affordable Care…

NEXT NEWSCAST:
69News at Sunrise (5:00am)
Advertisement
Advertisement
HEALTH & EDUCATION NEWS DIRECT FROM BUSINESSES & SCHOOLS
A Service from PR Newswire

More Local Headlines from PR Newswire

Top Money Stories

Black Friday 2014

REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Shoppers rejoice! Black Friday is here

The doors are open. The sales are here. It's Black Friday.

Shoppers race to stores for doorbuster deals

Shoppers race to stores for doorbuster deals

This year, thousands of shoppers sacrificed at least part of their Thanksgiving…

Shoppers skip leftovers to go shopping

Shoppers skip leftovers and warmth at home to go shopping

A holiday sport of a different kind was in full swing on Thanksgiving.

Black Friday mass of shoppers

Jonathan Alcorn / Reuters

Black Friday is nearly upon us, but deals have already begun

You may be one of the faithful Black Friday shoppers lining up outside malls and…

Oil pump

Tracy Sabo/CNN

Oil prices crash below $70

Oil prices came crashing down Thursday to trade below $70 per barrel after OPEC announced…

Gas, oil refinery

Reuters

OPEC: No cut in oil production and prices keep falling

OPEC countries failed Thursday to agree to a cut in oil production that was desperately…

UGI headquarters in Reading

69 News

UGI lowering rates starting Dec. 1

UGI customers will be getting a break on their bills this winter.

Google logo on computer screen

Robert Galbraith/Reuters

European Parliament votes for Google breakup

The European Parliament has voted to break up Google and weaken its dominance across the…

BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry

BlackBerry will buy your iPhone

BlackBerry wants your iPhone, and will pay for it.

Suze Orman

REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Suze Orman leaving CNBC, developing new show

"The Suze Orman Show" is ending on CNBC, and its host has her sights set on a new…

Tetley tea taster

From Tetley

Tetley insures taste buds of its $1.6 million 'tea tester'

Tea maker Tetley has insured one of its most valuable assets for $1.6 million - the…

 

On this Day

  • Explorer Ferdinand Magellan portrait

    Public domain

    On this day: November 28

    Magellan reaches the Pacific, William Shakespeare gets hitched, the Grand Ole Opry debuts, Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci defects, and Jeffrey Dahmer is killed in prison, all on this day.

 

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

 

69News Community Calendar


>> Complete Event Listing
>> Submit Your Event