What is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s standardized comparison tool of medical plan benefits, terms, and conditions called? Do I receive one?

Known as the “Summary of Benefits and Coverage” (SBC), it allows benefits members to review and compare their current plans. You should receive an SBC from your insurance carrier and/or your employer. It is important for you to review the SBC as it provides such information as:

  • What is not included in the plan’s out-of-pocket limit?
  • Do I need a referral to see a specialist?
  • Are there services this plan doesn’t cover?

Coaches' Takeaway

Known as the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (or SBC), it allows benefits members to review their current plans and compare.

Tools & Resources

CDHPCoach’s Storage Facility, where the Coach has organized and compiled a vast amount of tools and resources for you to access.


Housed here are key components and information within the book, Bend the Healthcare Trend which was the impetus behind the CDHPCoach.