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What type of account should insurance reimbursement checks

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What type of account should insurance reimbursement checks be posted to ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Finance
Expert:  Megan C replied 2 years ago.

Megan C :

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Megan C :

If you had expensed the cost of medical care, you would credit the expense account for the amount of the reimbursement

Megan C :

If you created a receivable (you knew the reimbursement was coming and did not expense the cost) then you would credit the receivable account created

Customer:

lol, what if I did neither ?

Customer:

Create a medical receivable acct

Megan C :

That's the only two ways to properly record insurance reimbursement.

Megan C :

So when you pay out medical expenses you will debit receivables for the expected reimbursement, and debit expense for your portion of the expense and credit cash

Megan C :

or accounts payable, depending on when you plan on paying the bill

Megan C :

Then, when you receive the check for reimbursement you will debit cash and credit receivable, or credit expense if you did not create a receivable.

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Customer:

sorry, stepped out.

Customer:

This is not from a previous bill. When I go to the doctor we receive a supplement check but it is not associated with a previously paid bill

Megan C :

So you will debit cash and credit medical expense

Customer:

If I deposit debit my checking account and CR medical expenses.

Megan C :

That is correct

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Customer:

thank you.

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