NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE COMMISSIONERS (NAIC):
A national organization of state officials charged with regulating insurance. NAIC was formed to promote national uniformity in insurance regulations.
NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE (NCQA):
A national group responsible for devising and monitoring quality measurements and standards for health care entities
NATIONAL DRUG CODE (NDC):
Numerical coding system for drug identification. NDC numbers are assigned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are typically used to bill payers for the drugs provided to health care beneficiaries.
Groups of physicians, hospitals and other health care providers working with the health plan to offer care at negotiated rates
Physicians, hospitals or other providers of medical services that have agreed to participate in a network, to offer their services at negotiated rates, and to meet other negotiated contractual provisions. Also called “participating provider.”
A policy that guarantees you can receive insurance, as long as you pay the premium. It is also called a guaranteed renewable policy.
An insurance policy that cannot be renewed or continued after its expiration date.