WAC 182-524-0200 Definitions.
Revised June 17, 2019
This section defines terms used in this chapter. See chapter 182-500 WAC for additional definitions.
"Advance premium tax credit (APTC)" - A tax credit taken in advance to lower a monthly health insurance payment (or premium).
"COFA islander" – A person who is a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Republic of Palau.
"COFA islander health care" – An agency-administered program that pays the premium and out-of-pocket costs for a silver level qualified health plan for eligible COFA islanders.
"Compact of Free Association (COFA)" – A legal agreement between the government of the United States and the governments of the Federated States of Micronesia (U.S. Pub. L. 108-188); the Republic of the Marshall Islands (U.S. Pub. L. 108-188); and the Republic of Palau (U.S. Pub. L. 99-658).
"Cost-sharing funds" – Agency-provided funds for out-of-pocket costs.
"Out-of-pocket costs" – Copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, and other cost-sharing requirements imposed under a qualified health plan for services, pharmaceuticals, devices, and other health benefits covered by the plan and rendered as in-network. Excludes premiums, balance billing amounts for out-of-network providers, and spending for noncovered services.
"Premium cost" – A person's premium for a qualified health plan, minus the amount of the person's advanced premium tax credit.
"Silver level qualified health plan (QHP)" – Silver level indicates the category of a qualified health plan (QHP) offered by the Washington health benefit exchange (HBE). For a definition of QHP, see WAC 182-500-0090.