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Covered Benefits

What core benefits are necessary to improve consumer health?

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Health Benefits

Policy Definition:  A regulatory prescribed set of benefits that health plans must make accessible to consumers

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Dental Benefits

Policy Definition: A regulatory prescribed set of dental benefits that health plans must make accessible to consumers

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Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)

Policy Definition: ERISA outlines a minimum set of standards to establish protections for the enrollees in health plans in the private sector. Relevant amendments to ERISA in the realm of health benefits are the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), which protects workers and families from unexpected job loss, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which protects against discriminating against certain health factors, and more. source

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