Health Insurance


allow /əˈlaʊ/
(verb) to let somebody/something do something; to let something happen or be done
Example: My insurance does not allow me to choose my own hospital

alternative /ɔːlˈtɜːrnətɪv/
(noun) a thing that you can choose to do or have out of two or more possibilities
Example: To lower the cost of health insurance, my employer chose an alternative method of insuring us

aspect /ˈæspekt/
(noun) a particular part or feature of a situation, an idea, a problem, etc.; a way in which it may be considered
Example: She felt she had looked at the problem from every aspect.

concern /kənˈsɜːrn/
(verb) to affect somebody/something; to involve somebody/something
Example: Whenever I have health concerns, I call my doctor

emphasize /ˈemfəsaɪz/
(verb) to give special importance to something
Example: The nurse emphasized the importance of eating a balanced diet

incur /ɪnˈkɜːr/
(verb) if you incur something unpleasant, you are in a situation in which you have to deal with it
Example: I incrurred substantial expenses that my health plan does not coverI incurred substantial expenses that my health plan does not cover

personnel /ˌpɜːrsəˈnel/
(noun) the people who work for an organization or one of the armed forces
Example: The employee went to see the director of personnel about taking an extended leave of absence

policy /ˈpɑːləsi/
(noun) a plan of action agreed or chosen by a political party, a business, etc.
Example: The company's insurance policy did not cover cosmetic surgery

portion /ˈpɔːrʃn/
(noun) one part of something larger
Example: A portion of my benefits is my health care coverage

regardless /rɪˈɡɑːrdləs/
(adverb) paying no attention, even if the situation is bad or there are difficulties
Example: Regardless of the cost, we all need health insurance

salary /ˈsæləri/
(noun) money that employees receive for doing their job, especially professional employees or people working in an office, usually paid every month
Example: The technician was pleased to have a raise in salary after only six months on the job

suit /suːt/
(noun) a set of clothes made of the same cloth, including a jacket and trousers or a skirt
Example: I have finally found a health plan that suits my needs