Understanding Employer Versus Insurance Company

This Financial Coordinator resource document defines the terms used to describe either a patient’s employer or their insurance plan. You can use these definitions during patient set up in your software system to distinguish between the two and ensure an accurate patient record.

Understanding Employer versus Insurance Plan

Employer: The company a person works for that offers dental insurance

Insurance Company: The insurance company that offers the insurance, ie.. Metlife, Blue Cross, Delta, etc..

Insurance Plan: The plan that the employer has purchased for the employees from the insurance company. The plan dictates the actual coverage offered by that employer for their employees

Policyholder: The employee that works for the company that offers the dental insurance

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