Health insurance can be complicated. That’s why we created a plain language glossary to make it easier for you to understand words you’ll see when shopping for or using your health plan.
The DC Health Link glossary explains terms commonly found on dchealthlink.com, insurance plan information, DC Health Link applications and federal tax forms. In addition to the DC Health Link glossary, customers can access a separate, expanded glossary of medical and health insurance terms through our partner, Just Plain Clear® - developed by UnitedHealth Group.
The definitions provided by DC Health Link and Just Plain Clear® are not legal definitions. The definitions in your plan documents, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or other government regulations will govern your coverage. The glossary at healthcare.gov also served as a resource for developing DC Health Link's glossary.