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DCHealthSmarts℠ Glossary

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.

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The DCHealthSmarts℠ Glossary explains terms commonly found on dchealthlink.com, insurance plan information, DC Health Link applications and federal tax forms. The DCHealthSmarts℠ Glossary also includes healthcare terms from the UnitedHealth Group Just Plain Clear® Glossary. The definitions are not legal definitions. The definitions in your plan documents, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or other government regulations will govern your coverage.