Glossary

Glossary

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Deductible
A deductible is a specified dollar amount of covered expenses that must be incurred during the year before any other covered expenses can be considered for payment at the percentages stated in the schedule of benefits in the plan document.

Related Terms: Covered Expenses, Plan Document, Schedule of Benefits
Defined Contribution Health Plan
A defined contribution health plan is a health reimbursement arrangement.

Related Terms: Health Reimbursement Arrangement
Dependent
A dependent is typically a participant's legal spouse or unmarried dependent children as defined by the plan document.

Related Terms: Full-Time Student, Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004
Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
A dependent care reimbursement account is an account that an employer establishes and maintains in order to record a participant's benefits distributions into a dependent care reimbursement program.

Related Terms: Dependent Care Reimbursement Program
Dependent Care Reimbursement Program
A dependent care reimbursement program is a written plan that meets the requirements of IRC Section 129, under which employees are provided with dependent care assistance.  Most dependent care reimbursement programs are flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) that are offered under a cafeteria plan.

Related Terms: Cafeteria Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Flexible Benefits Plan, Flexible Spending Arrangement, Qualified Benefits

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