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Glossary

We've compiled a list of common health care and health insurance related terms to help you better understand words commonly used in our industry and on our web site.

Terms appear in alphabetical order. To use the glossary, please choose the first letter of the term you would like to view.

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M|N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z


D

DATE OF SERVICE
The date on which health care services were provided to the member.

DEDUCTIBLE
A specified dollar amount of eligible expenses for covered services that must be incurred by the member before the Plan assumes liability for all or part of the remaining expense for covered services.

DENIAL OF BENEFITS
Rejection of a claim or part of it.

DEPENDENT
A spouse or eligible dependent children.