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Medical Terms to Know
- Copay: An upfront amount you pay each time you see a healthcare provider. It counts toward the deductible.
- Deductible: The amount you must pay in a year before the plan begins to pay.
- Out-of-pocket costs: Expenses you pay yourself, such as deductibles, copays, and uncovered services.
- Health Savings Account (HSA): An account funded by you and Ancestry that lets you use before-tax money to pay for eligible healthcare expenses and save for medical expenses in retirement.
- Out-of-pocket maximum: The maximum amount you pay for covered services in a year.
- Plan coinsurance: The amount or percentage your plan pays for services after you have met the deductible.
- Generic: medications are similar to costlier alternatives, but are not sold using a brand name.
- Formulary: medications are available at a lower cost to you.
- Non-formulary: medications may be purchased at a higher cost to you.