What does out-of-pocket mean?

Definitions for out-of-pocket

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word out-of-pocket.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. out-of-pocket(adj)

    calling for the spending of cash

    "his out-of-pocket costs were $10"


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of out-of-pocket in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of out-of-pocket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Justin Griner:

    Medicare pays for 80 percent, but 20 percent out of pocket.

  2. Stephen Dorner:

    What this basically translates into is huge out-of-pocket costs for the consumers.

  3. Maureen Monaghan:

    Young adults, like many of us, respond to the immediate out-of-pocket cost for insurance – what the monthly premium is.

  4. Frances Manfrey:

    We originally balked at our midwife’s total fee of $3,500, that all had to come out of pocket in regular payments, but we budgeted and made it work.

  5. Rebecca Sutphen:

    Many progressive providers like Aetna provide those services by telephone, and, under the Affordable Care Act, genetic counseling is a preventive service that is to be covered without out of pocket cost to the patient.

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