In Network

DEFINITION

The clinics, hospitals, doctors, nurses, other healthcare providers, and suppliers your health insurer has contracted with to provide health care services at a lower price for you.

EXAMPLE

Contact your insurance company to find out which doctors or health care providers are “in-network.” These providers may also be called “preferred-providers” or “participating providers. If a provider is “out-of-network” it might cost you more to see them.