TriTech Services Insurance Tax

  • Tax Glossary

    TriTech Services, Inc. - Tax Glossary


    Qualified High-Deductible Health Plan:

    A health plan with lower premiums that covers health-care expenses only after the insured has paid each year a large amount out of pocket or from another source. To qualify as a health plan coupled with a Health Savings Account, the Internal Revenue Code requires the deductible to be at least $1,000 for an individual and $2,000 for a family. High-deductible plans are also known as catastrophic plans.

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    Qualified plan:

    An employee benefit plan that meets Internal Revenue Code requirements. Employer contributions to such plans are immediately deductible. Contributions to and earnings in such plans are not included in the employee's income until distributed to the employee. Also known as tax-qualified plan.

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    Qualified Versus Non-Qualified Policies:

    Qualified plans are those employee benefit plans that meet Internal Revenue Service requirements as stated in IRS Code Section 401a. When a plan is approved, contributions made by the employer are tax deductible expenses.

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    Qualifying Event:

    An occurrence that triggers an insured's protection.

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    Quick Assets:

    Assets that are quickly convertible into cash.

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    Quick Liquidity Ratio:

    Quick assets divided by net liabilities plus ceded reinsurance balances payable. Quick assets are defined as the sum of cash, unaffiliated short-term investments, unaffiliated bonds maturing within one year, government bonds maturing within five years, and 80% of unaffiliated common stocks. These assets can be quickly converted into cash in the case of an emergency.

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