Understanding your healthcare responsibility
Let’s face it–healthcare can be confusing. There are many different terms that make it difficult to understand what is covered by your insurer and what you are responsible to pay. Checkout these definitions of four commonly used healthcare insurance terms from Healthcare.gov to better understand your healthcare responsibility.
The amount you pay for covered healthcare services before your insurance plan starts to pay. With a $2,000 deductible, for example, you pay the first $2,000 of covered services yourself. After you pay your deductible, you usually pay only a copayment or coinsurance for covered services. Your insurance company pays the rest.
A fixed amount ($20, for example) you pay for a covered healthcare service after you’ve paid your deductible. Let’s say your health insurance plan’s allowable cost for a doctor’s office visit is $100, and your copayment for a doctor visit is $20.
If you’ve paid your deductible: You pay $20, usually at the time of the visit.
If you haven’t met your deductible: You pay $100, the full allowable amount for the visit.
Co-payments (sometimes called “co-pays”) can vary for different services within the same plan, like drugs, lab tests, and visits to specialists.
The percentage of costs of a covered health care service you pay (20%, for example) after you’ve paid your deductible. Let’s say your health insurance plan’s allowed amount for an office visit is $100 and your coinsurance is 20%.
If you’ve paid your deductible: You pay 20% of $100, or $20.The insurance company pays the rest.
If you haven’t met your deductible: You pay the full allowed amount, $100.
The most you have to pay for covered services in a plan year. After you spend this amount on deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance, your health plan pays 100% of the costs of covered benefits. The out-of-pocket limit doesn’t include your monthly premiums. It also doesn’t include anything you spend for services your plan doesn’t cover.
we are paneled with the following insurances
Americas Choice Provider
Beacon Health Strategies
(Commercial Employer Plan)
Beacon Health Unicare
(Substance Abuse Plan)
Behavioral Health Systems
Ceridian Managed Care Only
Champ VA (Tricare/MHN)
Compsych Managed Care Only
GEHA (PPO of UHC)
Medicaid - INDIVIDUAL
Medical Mutual + NEO HMO
MHN (part of Tricare)
Ohio Health Choice
Optum + Oscar
Unicare (Substance Abuse Plan
of Beacon Health)
United Health Care
UMR (part of UHC)