Glossary

Preferred Provider Organizations

Abbreviation: PPO

Health insurance plans that contract with a network of clinics, hospitals and medical care providers and negotiate discounted rates for plan participants. With a PPO-style insurance plan, you are allowed to visit any licensed provider, but charges will most likely be higher than if you visited an in-network provider.

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