covered charges

covered charges, the charges for services rendered or supplies furnished by a dental professional that qualify as covered services and are paid for in whole or in part by the dental benefits program. May be subject to deductibles, copayments, coinsurance, annual or lifetime maximums, or table of allowances, as specified by the terms of the contract.
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For example, a plan that requires retirees to pay deductibles and copayments amounting to 15 percent of covered charges but no premiums may be changed to require retirees to pay 15 percent of the premium but remove deductibles and copayments.
The normal benefit (for an employee who retires at normal retirement age with the specified years of service) is a defined percentage (85 percent, for example) of covered charges before the retiree is eligible for Medicare, reduced to a lower percentage (say 65 percent) of covered charges once the retiree is eligible for Medicare.