What Is A Deductible?

A deductible is the dollar amount you pay before the insurance company begins to make payments. If your policy covers you and other family members, check to see if the deductible is a flat amount for the whole family or does each family member have to meet his/her own deductible. Usually, a higher deductible means lower premiums. But be careful that you don`t buy a policy whose deductible is so high that you can`t pay the bill if you get sick and need medical care.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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