DEFINITION of 'Gatekeeper'

Requirements that must be met before an individual can qualify for a long-term care plan. A person must qualify for the plan's benefits before he or she can be paid out.

BREAKING DOWN 'Gatekeeper'

These standards are called gatekeepers because they are what stands between the individual and the policy payouts.

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  1. What is a gatekeeper?

    A g atekeeper is a health insurance term used to describe the person in charge of a patient's treatment. Anyone who receives ... Read Full Answer >>
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    In late September, 1982, Johnson & Johnson recalled all of its Tylenol products after seven people in the Chicago area ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What are the requirements to be able to contribute to an HSA?

    Health Savings Accounts (HSA) can be used by individuals covered by a high-deductible health plan to save for health care ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. How do I know if I qualify to open a HSA (Health Savings Account)?

    The Health Savings Account (HSA) was established as part of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. When is the best time to purchase long-term care insurance?

    Long-term care insurance (LTCI) covers the risk that individuals may need medical and custodial care, either at home or ... Read Full Answer >>

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