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Non-preferred provider

A provider who doesnโ€™t have a contract with your health insurer or plan to provide services to you. Youโ€™ll pay more to see a non-preferred provider. Check your policy to see if you can go to all providers who have contracted with your health insurance or plan, or if your health insurance or plan has a โ€œtieredโ€ network and you must pay extra to see some providers.