On some plans and / or benefits: the yearly amount you may owe for healthcare services before your health insurance begins to pay benefits. For example, if your deductible is $300, certain benefits subject to deductible will not have anything paid by insurance until you have met your $300 deductible cost sharing for those covered services. Some plans may not have deductibles, others may have separate or combined deductibles for medical, dental and/or vision benefits. If your plan has a family maximum on the deductibles, once the sums among the covered family members have accumulated and reach the family max, the deductible is deemed met for all family members for the remainder of that Policy year. Remember to submit your claims to your insurance Company so they know you have made the payments which could count toward deductibles.