Benefits paid under health insurance plans, such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, to cover the costs of health care.
See: living will
A legal document that allows you to set out written wishes for your medical care, name a person to make sure those wishes are carried out, or both. (See also: living will, durable power of attorney for health care, advance directive)
A person named in a health care directive to make medical decisions for the person who signed the document, called the principal. A health care proxy may go by many other names, including agent, attorney-in-fact, or patient advocate.
A federal statute that allows healthcare coverage on an immediate and continuing basis for employees who change employers.
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) are comprehensive forms of insurance that include a wide range of coverages and prices. Health-care professionals offer care through the HMO for a flat-rate without deductibles. The HMO only covers care for...
Health care fraud is a type of white-collar crime that involves the filing of dishonest health care claims in order to turn a profit. Fraudulent health care schemes come in many forms. Practitioner schemes include:...