Health insurance providing benefits to cover or partly cover hospital expenses.
Insurance, Physician Services
Insurance providing benefits for the costs of care by a physician which can be comprehensive or limited to surgical expenses or for care provided only in the hospital. It is frequently called "regular medical expense" or "surgical expense".
Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.
Organizations which assume the financial responsibility for the risks of policyholders.
Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)
A shared service which combines the purchasing power of individual organizations or facilities in order to obtain lower prices for equipment and supplies. (From Health Care Terms, 2nd ed)
Health Benefit Plans, Employee
Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.
National Health Programs
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.