Legal entitlement to payment or reimbursement for your health care costs, generally under a contract with a health insurance company, a group health plan offered in connection with employment, or a government program like Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
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Benefits that help pay for the cost of visits to a dentist for basic or preventive services, like teeth cleaning, X-rays, and fillings. In the Marketplace, dental coverage is available either as part of a comprehensive medical plan or by itself through a “stand-alone” dental plan.
A health benefit that at least partially covers vision care, like eye exams and glasses. All plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace include vision coverage for children. Only some plans include vision coverage for adults. If adult vision coverage is important to you, check the details of any plan you’re considering. If your plan doesn’t include adult vision coverage, you can buy a “stand-alone” vision plan to reduce your vision care expenses. To shop for stand-alone vision plans, contact us!
Short-term health insurance plans last from one month to a year and cannot be renewed or extended. The majority of short-term plans will not cover pre-existing conditions and may exclude preventative care like routine medical visits. Plans are designed to cover only major medical events and will not provide treatment for mental illness or substance abuse. If consumers need to purchase a second short-term plan after the first has expired, the new plan may not cover pre-existing conditions that developed during the first plan’s term.
Term – life insurance that pays a benefit in the event of the death of the insured during a specified term.
Whole – life insurance that pays a benefit on the death of the insured and also accumulates a cash value.
Universal – Universal life insurance is type of flexible permanent life insurance offering the low-cost protection of term life insurance as well as a savings element (like whole life insurance), which is invested to provide a cash value buildup.
A limit of a range of major life activities. This includes activities like seeing, hearing, walking and tasks like thinking and working. Because different programs may have different disability standards, please check the program you’re interested in for its disability standards.
Services that include medical and non-medical care provided to people who are unable to perform basic activities of daily living such as dressing or bathing. Long-term supports and services can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living or in nursing homes. Individuals may need long-term supports and services at any age. Medicare and most health insurance plans don’t pay for long-term care.
- Most recent pay stub
- Most recent tax returns
- Current Driver’s License and SS card