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    Kevin Haney
    A.S.K. Benefit Solutions, New Jersey
    There are five main categories of out-of-pocket medical expenses with health insurance. Every policy will leave the policyholder with some level of reimbursed expenses. 

    1 - Copayments are made each time you visit a healthcare provider.
    2 - Coinsurance is sometimes paid and expressed as a percentage of the allowed amount.
    3 - Deductibles are very common. The policyholder pays 100% of the allowed amount before benefit payments begin.
    4 - Out of network charges apply when using a provider that does not participate in the health plan.
    5 - Experimental treatments and other policy limitations also result in unreimbused expenses.
    Answered on May 5, 2014
  2. 11498 POINTS
    Jason Goldenzweig
    Co-Founder, TermInsuranceBrokers.com, Goldenzweig Financial Group, Las Vegas, Nevada
    Out-of-pocket expenses are the expenses you pay for your healthcare above your monthly premium. This can include your deductible and coinsurance or copayments expenses. You pay these amounts until you hit your out-of-pocket maximum for the year. Review your policy or talk to your agent to see what your specific policy covers and what you can anticipate paying when certain medical events occur.
    Answered on May 5, 2014
  3. 14231 POINTS
    Tom Sheehan
    Agency Owner, The Thomas G Sheehan Agency, 27 Glen Road Sandy Hook, CT 06482
    Generally speaking, some out of pocket expenses when you have Health Insurance include any covered expenses that fall under your stated deductible.  If you have a $1000 deductible then, any covered expenses up to that limit are then considered out of pocket.  Likewise, if you have a co-pay plan, for example that pays 80% of your covered expenses after your deductible, then the remainig 20% of covered expenses are also out of poskect expenses for you.  These are but two of the more common examples.
    Answered on May 5, 2014
  4. 15645 POINTS
    Edward HarrisPRO
    Owner, Best Health And Car Insurance Rates - Instant Online Quotes, US
    Your out of pocket expenses consist of copays, coinsurance, deductibles. and any other monies that you have to pay yourself. Typically, under the Affordable Care Act legislation, many types of out of pocket expenses are capped or clearly defined.

    For non-Exchange plans, there may be more expenses that you incur. As a health insurance broker for the last 33 years (time flies!), this topic is regularly discussed and it's important to know exactly what the amount will be before you purchase a policy or enroll.
    Answered on May 5, 2014
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