Insurance companies package and sell insurance plans on the marketplace. One insurance company may offer several different plans with unique costs and benefits.
- An insurance company must be licensed by the Department of Insurance to sell health insurance. The insurer issues policies which outline coverage. An insurance policy is a contract between the insured and the insurance company. You pay your premiums to an insurance company. They then pay some or all of your medical provider's bills when you need treatment (see "provider").
- Browse Related Terms: Appeal, Attest/Attestation, Carriers, Certificate of Coverage, Certificate of Creditable Coverage, Exclusions and/or Limitations, Independent Medical Review (IMR), Insurance Company, Medical Underwriting, policy, Reinsurance, Solvency, Summary of Benefits and Coverage, Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)