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Catastrophic Coverage
Definition and explanation of the term "catastrophic coverage."

Claim—What Is It?
Learn what a health insurance claim is, why you might have to file a claim, and what to expect if you do.

COBRA Health Insurance—What Is It?
The COBRA law lets you continue your group health insurance after you're laid off or divorced. Learn the pros and cons of COBRA health insurance.

Coinsurance
Learn the meaning of the term “Coinsurance” from your About.com Guide to Health Insurance.

Consumer-Directed Health Care
Definition and explanation of the term "consumer-directed health care"

Copayment
Learn the meaning of the term “Copayment” from your About.com Guide to Health Insurance.

Cost-Sharing—What Is It?
Learn what cost-sharing is and why you have to pay it. Learn how your cost-sharing can be limited or lowered.

Cost Transparency
Definition and explanation of the term "cost transparency"

Counterfeit Drug
Learn the meaning of the term “Counterfeit Drug” from your About.com Guide to Health Insurance.

Goverage Gap
Learn the meaning of the term "coverage gap" from your About.com Guide to Health Insurance.

Covered Drug
Learn the meaning of the term "covered drug" from your About.com Guide to Health Insurance.

Creditable Coverage
Learn the meaning of the term “creditable coverage” from your About.com Guide to Health Insurance.

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