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Expenses usually covered in full, or there may be a modest co-payment at the time of your visit.
You or your insurance company are generally billed after each visit. In a traditional fee for service plan, you may go to any doctor or hospital you choose. In a preferred provider organization (PPO), you are given a list of doctors from which to choose. If you go to a doctor on the PPO list, more expenses are covered than if you go to a doctor not on the list.
Voluntary contributory private insurance plan available to Medicare recipients. Covers the costs of deductibles, co-insurance, physician services, and other medical and health services.
Covers only specific health needs, generally one type of service. Examples include:
|Dental Insurance||Mental Health Insurance|
|Vision Insurance||Dread Disease Policy|
|Prescription Drug Insurance||Cancer Insurance|
Do not include Medicare Prescription Drug (Medicare Part D) plans.
|VA||Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)||Indian Health Service (IHS)|
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Last Modified Date: April 30, 2013