Chapter 9 Personal Finance

c 36. What is the primary purpose of medical expense insurance?A. Protect against death expenses.B.Provide payments to make up for some income of a person who cannot work as a result of injury orillness.C. Pay actual medical costs for illness or injury.D. Pay a salary if an employee is disabled.E. Repay loans if an employee cannot work because of illness or injury.
e 37. Which of the following is correct?A. A premium reimburses you for hospital stays, doctors’ visits, and medications.B. A premium is the amount your employer will pay for your health insurance coverage.C. Disability income insurance pays actual medical costs.D.Medical expense insurance provides payments to make up for income of a person who cannot work asa result of injury or illness.E. Medical expense plans may reimburse an individual for hospital stays, doctors’ visits, and medications.
c 38. Most people receive health insurance fromA. Individual plans.B. Their bank or lending institution.C. A plan offered by their employer.D. COBRA.E. None of these—most do not have health insurance coverage.
a 39. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996A. Sets federal standards to ensure that workers do not lose their health insurance if they change jobs.B. Sets state standards to ensure that workers do not lose their health insurance if they change jobs.C. Applies to individual health insurance policies.D. Prevents employees from moving from one group health plan to another without a lapse in coverage.E. Is an update of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986.
e 40. Coordination of benefits (COB) applies toA. Combining health insurance and disability insurance coverage.B. Combining all group and individual insurance coverages.C. Combining the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and COBRA.D. Combining three or more disability policies issued for an individual.E. Combining the benefits of two insurance policies issued for a married couple.
e 41. Which of the following about individual health insurance policies is correct?A. They are used by employees of large organizations.B. All insurance companies that offer this type of policy are required to charge the same rates.C. They are primarily for employees of small companies.D. They are permitted for individuals only, not for families.E.They are available for the self-employed or others who are dissatisfied with the coverage that theirgroup plan provides.
d 42. Which of the following about individual health insurance policies is NOT correct?A. They can cover individuals.B. They are used by the self-employed.C. They can provide family coverage.D. All insurance companies that offer this type of policy are required to charge the same rates.E. They can be purchased directly from the company of your choice.
c 43. COBRA stands forA. Coverage of Benefits Reduction Act.B. Continuation of Benefits for Retirees Act.C. Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act.D. Coverage of Benefits for the Retired Act.E. Consolidation of Benefit Reapplication Act.
c 44. The type of health insurance coverage that pays for some or all of the daily costs of room and boardduring a hospital stay isA. Dental expense.B. Surgical expense.C. Hospital expense.D. Physician expense.E. Major medical expense.
d 45. The type of health insurance coverage that may cover routine doctor visits, X-rays, and lab tests isA. Dental expense.B. Surgical expense.C. Hospital expense.D. Physician expense.E. Major medical expense.
b 46. The type of health insurance coverage that may specify the maximum payment amount for an operationisA. Dental expense.B. Surgical expense.C. Hospital expense.D. Physician expense.E. Major medical expense.
e 47. The type of health insurance coverage that takes up where basic health insurance coverage leaves offisA. Dental expense.B. Surgical expense.C. Hospital expense.D. Physician expense.E. Major medical expense.
c 48. Fran is interested in purchasing health insurance that limits the total out-of-pocket amount that she willhave to pay. She should consider aA. Deductible.B. Coinsurance.C. Stop-loss provision.D. Hospital indemnity policy.E. Dread disease policy.
a 49. Jenny wants health insurance that limits the amount that she must pay before the insurance starts payingbenefits. She is concerned about aA. Deductible.B. Coinsurance.C. Vision care policy.D. Hospital indemnity policy.E. Dread disease policy.
e 50. Miguel is concerned that the health insurance option he is considering plays upon unrealistic fears. He ismost concerned about aA. Deductible.B. Coinsurance.C. Stop-loss provision.D. Hospital indemnity policy.E. Dread disease policy.
b 51. Nancy is studying the health insurance plan options offered by her employer. She wants a policy that willhave the insurance pay a percentage of her medical expenses after she meets her deductible. She shouldreview theA. Deductible.B. Coinsurance.C. Stop-loss provision.D. Hospital indemnity policy.E. Dread disease policy.
c 52. The insurance that helps pay hospital, surgical, medical, and other bills with a low deductible is known asa(n)A. Basic health insurance policy.B. Individual policy.C. Comprehensive major medical policy.D. Hospital indemnity policy.E. Dread disease policy.
d 53. Which of the following is NOT a type of health insurance available to individuals or employees?A. Dental expense insuranceB. Hospital indemnity policyC. Dread disease policyD. Minor medical indemnity insuranceE. Vision care insurance
a 54. This health insurance provision lets your insurer make direct payments to your doctor or hospital.A. Assigned benefitsB. Benefit limitsC. Exclusions and limitationsD. Internal limitsE. Service benefits
c 55. Which of the following is TRUE about long-term care insurance?A. It covers help at home but not in a nursing home.B. It covers a stay in a nursing home but not help at home.C. The older you are when you enroll, the higher the annual premium.D. Insurance plans are sold primarily to individuals in the 20-40 age group.E. These plans typically pay for all costs.
d 56. This health insurance provision sets limits on the amount of repayment for certain services.A. Assigned benefitsB. CopaymentC. Exclusions and limitationsD. Internal limitsE. Service benefits
e 57. A health insurance policy with this provision lists coverage in terms of services, not dollar amounts.A. Assigned benefitsB. Benefit limitsC. Exclusions and limitationsD. Internal limitsE. Service benefits
b 58. Which of the following is INCORRECT about dread disease policies?A. They are illegal in many states.B. Each policy covers a wide range of conditions.C. They play upon unrealistic fears.D.These policies are usually sold through the mail, in newspapers, and magazines, or by door-to-doorsalespeople.E. They cover diseases that are already covered if you are insured under a major medical plan.
b 59. What is a typical copayment amount for individuals?A. $0-5B. $20-30C. $35-50D. $75-100E. $100-200
b 60. A policy that pays you back for actual expenses is calledA. A coinsurance plan.B. A reimbursement plan.C. A deductible plan.D. An indemnity plan.E. A reasonable and customary plan.
b 61. After you have reached a certain limit that you must pay for the deductible and coinsurance, the insurancecompany covers 100% of any additional cost. This is calledA. Reimbursement.B. Out-of-pocket limit.C. Deductible.D. Internal limit.E. Indemnity.
c 62. The set amount that you must pay toward medical expenses before the insurance company pays benefitsis calledA. Reimbursement.B. Out-of-pocket limit.C. Deductible.D. Internal limit.E. Indemnity
d 63. A provision in a health insurance policy that will cover only a fixed amount for an expense is calledA. Reimbursement.B. Out-of-pocket limit.C. Deductible.D. Internal limit.E. Indemnity.
b 64. Brittany and Brandon are both charged $250 for an office visit to the same specialist. Brittany’sreimbursement policy has a deductible of $300. Once she has met the deductible, the policy will coverthe full cost of her visits. Brandon’s indemnity policy will pay him $150, the maximum amount his planprovides for a visit to any specialist. Which of the following is correct?A. Brittany will pay less because the policy will cover up to $300 for her visit.B.Brittany will pay more because she must pay the entire bill since she has not met her deductible whileBrandon will have part of his bill paid by his policy.C. Brandon will pay $150 and his insurance company will pay $100.D. Brandon will pay more because Brittany will have the first $300 paid by her policy.E. None of these is correct.
e 65. A quality health insurance plan should do all of the following exceptA. Offer basic coverage for hospital and doctor bills.B. Impose no unreasonable exclusions.C. Limit out-of-pocket expenses to no more than $3,000 to $5,000 per year.D. Provide at least 120 days’ hospital room and board in full.E. Provide a lifetime maximum level of coverage of up to $50,000.
d 66. Which of the following is NOT a private health care plan?A. Health maintenance organization (HMO)B. Home health care agencyC. Hospital and medical service planD. MedicareE. Preferred provider organization (PPO)
c 67. Blue Cross and Blue Shield areA. Health maintenance organizations (HMO).B. Private insurance companies.C. Hospital and medical service plans.D. Types of Medicare.E. Preferred provider organizations (PPO).
a 68. Xavier’s employer offers a health plan that stresses preventive services and covers routine immunizationsand checkups, screening programs, and diagnostic tests. What kind of plan does his employer offer?A. Health maintenance organization (HMO)B. Private insurance companyC. Hospital and medical service planD. MedicareE. Preferred provider organization (PPO)
e 69. Yvonne’s employer offers a health plan that has a group of doctors and hospitals that agree to providespecified medical services to members at prearranged fees. This health plan offers some flexibility sincemembers can either visit a physician from a list or go to their own doctors. What kind of plan does heremployer offer?A. Health maintenance organization (HMO)B. Private insurance companyC. Hospital and medical service planD. MedicareE. Preferred provider organization (PPO)
d 70. This type of plan combines features of HMOs and PPOs. It uses a network of participating physicians andmedical professionals who have contracted to provide services for certain fees.A. Home health care agencyB. Hospital and medical service planC. MedicareD. Point-of-service planE. Private insurance company
b 71. Which of the following is most likely to use a health maintenance organization?A. A healthy young adult who travels around the world for his job.B. A family with teenagers who need annual checkups for sports at school.C. A neighbor who has seen the same specialists for the last 15 years.D. A low-income elderly relative.E. All of these would be likely to use a health maintenance organization.
d 72. Who is most likely to use a home health care agency?A. A mother who is looking for a plan to cover immunizations for her children.B. A healthy young adult.C. A family with teenagers who need annual check-ups for sports at school.D. An elderly neighbor.E. All of these would be likely to use a home health care agency.
a 73. Anna contributes pretax dollars to an account managed by her employer for her health care expenses. Ifshe does not spend all of her money by the end of the year, she may forfeit it. What kind of plan does shehave?A. FSAB. HRAC. HSAD. MedicareE. Self-funded health plan
b 74. Monica’s employer offers a health insurance plan with a very high deductible. In addition, her employerprovides a fund for her to spend specifically on health care. What kind of plan does she have?A. FSAB. HRAC. HSAD. MedicareE. Self-funded health plan
c 75. Jacob is concerned that his out-of-pocket health care expenses will be quite high, so he is consideringadding contributions to a tax-free account that he can use with his high-deductible policy to covercatastrophic expenses. What kind of plan does he have?A. FSAB. HRAC. HSAD. MedicareE. Self-funded health plan
d 76. Individuals over the age of 65 who are eligible for federal government health plan coverage may also beinterested in purchasing more coverage calledA. Medicare Part A.B. Medicare Part B.C. Medicaid.D. Medigap.E. Statewide health coverage.
c 77. Jack needs comprehensive medical coverage; however, his income is quite low. What plan should heinvestigate?A. Medicare Part AB. Medicare Part BC. MedicaidD. MedigapE. Medicare Part C
d 78. Medicare (Part A) coversA. Dental care.B. Routine checkups.C. Most immunizations.D. Inpatient hospital care.E. All of these are covered.
c 79. A Medigap policy fills the gap between medical costs and medical payments fromA. Home health care agencies.B. Hospital and medical service plans.C. Medicare.D. Medicaid.E. Private insurance companies.
e 80. Medicaid coversA. Lab services.B. Skilled nursing and home health services.C. Prescription drugs.D. Eyeglasses.E. All of these.
d 81. Which of the following is incorrect?A.Disability income insurance provides regular cash income when you’re unable to work because of adisability.B. Disabilities can include pregnancy, a non-work-related accident, or an illness.C. The exact definition of disability varies from insurer to insurer.D. A bad disability policy pays you if you cannot work at your regular job.E. Disability can cause even greater financial problems than death.
e 82. All of the following are sources of disability income exceptA. Worker’s compensation.B. Employer plans.C. Social Security.D. Private income insurance programs.E. All of these are sources of disability income.
c 83. How much income is usually replaced with a private income insurance program for a disability?A. 0%B. 10-30%C. 40-60%, with some plans paying up to 75%D. 50-70%, with some plans paying up to 100%E. 100%
e 84. Katrina was injured in an accident at work. The benefits she will receive to cover part of her income willcome fromA. A private income insurance program.B. Her employer plan.C. Medicare.D. Social Security.E. Worker’s compensation.
d 85. Mark was severely injured while on vacation and expects to be unable to work for at least 12 months.Because of his injury, he should expect to be eligible for disability income fromA. A private income insurance program.B. Medicaid.C. Medicare.D. Social Security.E. Worker’s compensation.
c 86. Cameron, age 25, sustained a debilitating hand injury and was unable to perform his job as a viola playerin the local orchestra for 45 days. His employer has a disability income insurance policy that pays 70%of take-home pay with an elimination period of 60 days and coverage to age 65. Given this information,which of the following is true for Cameron?A. He will receive disability income for 15 days.B. His employer will pay 70% of his current income for 40 years.C.He will not be eligible for any disability income because his disability ended before the eliminationperiod ended.D. He will receive disability income for 45 days.E. His employer will estimate his average salary through age 65 to determine his disability income.
e 87. Which of the following is true about an elimination period?A.Premiums for a plan with an elimination period of 30 days will be less than premiums for a plan withan elimination period of 45 days.B.Premiums for a plan with an elimination period of 50 days will be the same as premiums for a planwith an elimination period of 75 days.C.Premiums for a plan with an elimination period of 40 days will be less than premiums for a plan withan elimination period of 75 days.D.Premiums for a plan with an elimination period of 90 days will be the same as premiums for a planwith an elimination period of 60 days.E.Premiums for a plan with an elimination period of 90 days will be less than premiums for a plan withan elimination period of 60 days.
d 88. Disability income insurance plans can offer benefitsA. For only a few years.B. Until age 65.C. For life.D. All of these are possibilities.E. None of these is correct.
d 89. If you are concerned that your disability insurer may try to cancel your coverage if your health becomespoor, you should look for a plan that offersA. Duration of benefits to age 65.B. A plan that provides 70-80% of your take-home pay.C. Accident and sickness coverage.D. Guaranteed renewability.E. A short elimination period.
d 90. Rising health costs are due to all of the following exceptA. Costs of prescription drugs.B. The growing number of uninsured.C. Advancements in medical technology.D. Baby boomers using fewer health care services.E. The overweight population.
c 91. The average per employee cost for health care in 2012 was more thanA. $1,500.B. $4,000.C. $8,900.D. $19,800.E. $20,000.
e 92. How many people in the United States do not have health insurance?A. 500,000B. 2 millionC. 8 millionD. 27 millionE. Over 50 million
b 93. Which of the following is NOT correct?A. Health costs have increased because of the use of sophisticated technologies.B. Victims of accidents and crimes require fewer emergency medical services than in the past.C. Regulations shift costs instead of reducing cost.D. Some tests are duplicated for patients, leading to higher health costs.E. Restrictive work rules in the health care
e 94. Which of the following activities is NOT a step being taken to reduce health care costs?A. Community health education programs motivate people to take better care of themselves.B. Physicians encourage patients to pay cash for routine medical care and lab tests.C. Programs to carefully review health care fees are available.D.Involvement in community health planning can help achieve a better balance between health needs andhealth care resources.E. All of these activities can reduce health care costs.
c 95. Under the 2010 health care reform law, which of the following is NOT correct?A. Adult children can remain on their parents’ insurance policy until age 26.B. Most insurers must provide preventive care screenings without charging deductibles or co-pays.C.Employers must offer continuing coverage through COBRA for up to 24 months after you leave yourjob.D. Two of these are not correct.E. None of these are correct.
e 96. The Health Insurance and the Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act of 2010A. Prohibits denying coverage to children with preexisting medical conditions.B. Bans insurance companies from dropping people from coverage when they get sick.C. Eliminates co-pays for preventive services.D. Ensures access to an effective appeals process by the health insurance plan.E. All of these are true.
e 97. In which circumstances may the right to elect continued coverage under COBRA exist for a coveredspouse or dependent?A. Divorce.B. Legal separation.C. Loss of dependent child status.D. The covered employee’s death.E. All of these.
d 98. Which of the following is correct about your health plan’s summary plan description?A. It contains information about the coverage of dependents.B. It contains information about what services will require a co-pay.C.It contains information about circumstances when your employer can terminate your health planbenefits.D. All of these are correct.E. None of these is correc
d 99. Georgia has a health insurance policy that includes a deductible of $600 and a coinsurance of 20%. If hertotal bill is $4,000, how much will she be required to pay?A. $400B. $600C. $1,200D. $1,280E. $3,400
e 100.Georgia has a health insurance policy that includes a deductible of $500 and a coinsurance of 20%. If hertotal bill is $3,000, how much will her insurance pay?A. $250B. $480C. $500D. $1,000E. $2,000
d 101.Larry has a health insurance policy that includes a deductible of $1,000 and a coinsurance of 20%. If histotal bill is $7,000, how much will his insurance pay?A. $800B. $1,000C. $2,200D. $4,800E. $6,000
c 102.Peter has a health insurance policy that includes a deductible of $1,000, a coinsurance of 20%, and a stoplossof $4,000. If his total bill is $20,000, how much will he pay?A. $1,000B. $3,800C. $4,000D. $4,800E. $19,000
b 103.Sandy went to the doctor three times, and each appointment cost $200. Her copayment was $25 per visit.How much was Sandy required to pay in total for her three visits?A. $25B. $75C. $175D. $200E. $525

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