What is a PPO Network?

The PPO (preferred provider organization) plan network usually pertains to insurance coverage that is being used in the U.S.A. and Canada. Most plans have a network of selected doctors, hospitals, and care facilities they have contracted with for discounted rates. If you use that network, or stay in that network, then there is less co-insurance you must pay. If you use a doctor or facility outside of that network, your portion of the co-insurance is higher.