out-of-pocket medical expenses


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out-of-pocket medical expenses

Those health-related costs that are not reimbursed by a health insurance plan, including copayments, deductibles, and the cost of services that are not covered by the insurer.
Synonym: out-of-pocket expenses.
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Medically bankrupt families lacking health insurance at illness onset averaged $26,971 in out-of-pocket medical expenses, compared to $17,749 for families with coverage at the outset.
In essence, Internal Revenue Code Section 125 allows employers to establish an employee benefit plan that facilitates payment of medical insurance premiums, out-of-pocket medical expenses, term life insurance and disability insurance by the employees an a pre-tax basis.
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5% of adjusted gross income for out-of-pocket medical expenses and two percent for miscellaneous deductions).
The paper found that one of the keys to holding down out-of-pocket medical expenses has been the use by doctors of direct billing for socioeconomically disadvantaged groups.
165 losses "is equally applicable to medical expenses under section 213 and consequently the out-of-pocket medical expenses paid by petitioners are deductible even though they failed to seek reimbursement of such expenses from their insurance.
It's fairer because you get paid for what you injuries actually cost you--your out-of-pocket medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages.
Maybe you are among the many company employees who are able to save ahead for out-of-pocket medical expenses through their employers by contributing pretax money to your own Flexible Spending Account or FSA," Dr.
HealthWell provides financial assistance to adults and children facing medical hardship resulting from gaps in their insurance that cause out-of-pocket medical expenses to escalate rapidly.
Researchers defined underinsured as middle-class individuals whose out-of-pocket medical expenses after insurance payments reached at least 10 percent of their income.
The reason: A growing proportion of employees are protected against catastrophic loss by higher plan maximums and limits on the amount of out-of-pocket medical expenses they must pay each year.