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Cumulative Financial Requirements

A financial requirement that typically operates as a threshold amount that, once satisfied, will determine whether, or to what extent, benefits are provided. A common example of a cumulative financial requirement is a deductible that must be satisfied before a plan will start paying for benefits. However, aggregate lifetime and annual dollar limits are excluded from being cumulative financial requirements (because the statutory term financial requirements excludes aggregate lifetime and annual dollar limits).


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