A 12-month period of benefits coverage under a group health plan.
This 12-month period may not be the same as the calendar year.
To find out when your plan year begins, you can check your plan documents or ask your employer.
♦ For individual health insurance policies this 12-month period is called a “policy year,” and it follows the calendar starting with January 1st and ending on December 31st.
See: Benefit Year