Medical bills lost in Hurricane Sandy

I lost my home during Hurricane Sandy so I do not have all of the medical bills that may have been sent to me.  I contacted my plan for a list. Is it possible that some bills weren’t sent to insurance?  What should I do about those?

Drowning in Paper  

Dear Drowning in Paper,

Yes, it is possible that some bills were not sent to your insurer. Your best bet is to contact the doctors whom you saw. Otherwise, you can just wait for the bills to be re-sent to your address. They will catch up with you eventually and your explanation for the delay will likely be accepted.


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Linda Riddell

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A published author and health policy analyst with 25 years’ experience, Linda Riddell's goal is to alleviate the widespread ailment of not knowing what your health plan can do for you.