The health insurance metal tiers are a way of classifying different types of health insurance plans. These tiers are based on the amount of the premium that the insured person pays and the amount that the plan pays for covered medical expenses. The four metal tiers are:
Bronze: This is the most basic and also the most affordable level. Bronze plans typically have a lower monthly premium than other levels, but they also have a higher portion of costs shared by the insured person.
Silver: offer a middle level of coverage, with a slightly higher monthly premium than bronze plans. The shared costs are usually lower than on bronze plans, but higher than on gold and platinum plans.
Gold: Gold plans are the most generous in terms of coverage and have the highest monthly premiums. These plans typically have a higher amount of costs shared by the insured person than platinum plans, but less than silver and bronze plans.
Platinum: This plans are the most comprehensive and have the highest monthly premiums. These plans usually have the lowest amount of costs shared by the insured person, which means that the insured person will have to pay less in case they need medical care.
It's important to note that the metal tiers do not refer to the quality of the medical care that is received, but rather to the amount of the premium that is paid and the amount of costs shared by the insured person.