Brandt R Gibson, DPM
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Podiatrist, Neuropathy Doctor, Father of 11 and Founder of Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute

 

Co-insurance is the amount that the insurance company does not pay, after the deductible has been met.  When a patient has met their deductible, they will still be responsible for a reduced amount when they receive medical services and treatment.  Typically, the insurance will pay a percentage (i.e. 80%) of the charges, and the insured member is responsible for the remaining percentage (i.e. 20%).  Both deductible and co-insurance are considered cost share obligations on applicable insurance plans. Coinsurances have fewer restrictions regarding a ‘write-off' by a doctor.

 

Part of the "Understanding Insurance" series.  

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