A health insurance plan that allows the holder to make almost all health care decisions independently. The plan holder pays for a service, submits a claim to the insurance company, and, if the service is covered in the policy, receives reimbursement. Fee-for-service plans often have higher deductibles or copay than managed care plans.

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The fee-for-service plan was especially useful as the employee wanted customized care with specific doctors with no limitations with regards to his health.

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My doctor recommended that I switch over from my HMO, which had limited choices, to a fee-for-service health insurance plan that would give me more control over my care.

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Most of the company opted for the fee-for-service insurance plan, but after six months many employees became confused and overwhelmed with the amount of time required to submit the paperwork required for their doctor visits.

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