Glossary of Terms


Lawful Permanent Resident or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR)

This is the status given to lawful residents with intent to reside. Legal permanent residents must meet 5-year requirements to be Medicaid eligible even if they are income eligible. LPRs are eligible for tax credits if they file taxes and enroll in a Qualified Health Plan.

Lifetime Limit

A cap on the total lifetime benefits you may get from your insurance company. The Affordable Care Act prohibits lifetime limits in any health plan or insurance policy.

Long-term Care

Services that include medical and non-medical care for people who are unable to perform basic activities of daily living, such as dressing or bathing. Long-term supports and services can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living centers, or in nursing homes. Individuals may need long-term supports and…