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GLOSSARY

Managed Care
A general term used to describe a variety of healthcare and health insuracne systems that attempt to guide a memeber's use of benefits, typically by requiring that a member coordinate his or her healthcare through a primary care physician, or by encouraging the use of a specific network of healthcare providers. The management of healthcare is intended to keep costs and monthly premiums as low as possible. There are several different types of managed care health insurance plans, including HMO, PPO, and POS plans.