Commercial Health Insurance


DEFINITION of 'Commercial Health Insurance'

A type of health insurance that covers medical expenses and disability income for the insured. Commercial health insurance can be categorized according to its renewal provisions and type of medical benefits provided. Commercial policies can be sold individually or as part of a group plan.

BREAKING DOWN 'Commercial Health Insurance'

Commercial health insurance policies are sold by for-profit carriers. They are usually sold by agents and brokers, but can also be purchased directly from the carrier in many instances. These policies vary widely in the amount and types of specific coverage that they provide.

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