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Glossary

Healthcare and health insurance definitions.

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Tertiary care :

Healthcare services which are not available through a community hospital setting. This may include complex cancer procedures, transplants, and neonatal intensive care.

Third-party liability :

The circumstance under which a company other than the insurer is responsible for paying a member's claim.

Triggering event :

An event or age milestone, which can change the terms of an insurance contract. In the context of COBRA, there are seven qualifying triggering events for COBRA coverage.