Key healthcare terms
- General anesthesia produces a controlled state of unconsciousness, accompanied by a partial or complete loss of reflexes.
- This drug causes loss of feeling, generally, or renders the patient unconscious.
Generic prescription drugs
- Generic drugs use the chemical name of the drug and are less expensive than brand-name drugs. They're chemically identical to their name-brand counterparts and meet Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards for safety, purity, and effectiveness.
- Gum tissue surrounding the teeth and covering the bone of the upper and lower jaws is called gingiva.
- This refers to the cutting away of loose, infected, and diseased gum tissue.
- Inflammation of the gums without loss of connective tissue is called gingivitis.
- This surgical procedure reshapes the gums.
- A specified period following the date a premium payment is due is called a grace period.
- A grievance is a complaint about the manner of service provided by a healthcare provider. For example, you may file a grievance when a facility you visited was not clean, staff at a facility behaved unprofessionally, or there was a problem related the operating hours. A complaint about a treatment or coverage decision should be filed as an appeal. See the definition for appeal.
- Through this procedure, a member of a plan or a provider of benefits may express complaints and receive a response.
- Used interchangeably with employer, group benefits administrator, and contract holder.
- This document shows the benefits provided under the group contract.
- Number assigned to each case or group when Humana receives the application, this ID identifies the group in Humana’s computer system and remains with the account permanently.
- This is an option that enables you to buy additional life insurance without being required to provide evidence of insurability.
Guaranteed issue amount
- This provision allows a certain amount of insurance to be issued without evidence of insurability.