What Is the Difference Between Deductibles, Copays, and Coinsurance?
There are many different types of cost sharing, but the most common are deductibles, copays, and coinsurance.
- A deductible is the amount you pay for a service before the plan shares the cost of the service with you.
- A copay is a set amount you pay for the service.
- Coinsurance is when you pay a percentage of the cost for an item or service.