Glossary of Health Insurance Terms

As you explore our site, you may come across an unfamiliar word or term. We've developed a glossary that we hope will help you.

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See "Primary Care Physician."


GMIS - See "ClaimCheck."

Grace period

The time between which a rule or regulation is put in place and the time that it is enforced.


A membership of members/members -patients enrolled in BCBSKS through a specific business organization, association, legal entity, or employer. BCBSKS sells two types of health insurance coverage related to this, group and non-group. See "Non-Group."

Group conversion

When a member -patient elects to move from a specific group to non-group status and is paying premiums directly to BCBSKS.

Group provider number

See "Common pay provider number" and "Individual provider number."