Connecticut: I went to a dentist and provided Aetna Insurance
. "Supposedly" they verified the insurance, and then did $775 worth of dental work. Despite paying my families previous dental claims for many years, Aetna found a reason to not pay this claim.
They also retroactively pulled money back from every dentist we ever visited, saying we never had (or paid for) dental insurance
. I spoke with Aetna a year ago, and they just blew me off saying it was not their responsibility. I said that if they didn't pay all these other dental bills, I would not have been in this mess owing Two Thousand to various dentists. Their clerical error cost me a small fortune, and put me into bad graces with local businesses.
We now have 3 dentists looking for money. My wife is paying on one (because she wants to stay in good with doctor), and I reuse to pay on the other two because I feel that a "Clerical Error on the part of Aenta, does not equal debt on my part". Especially when I genuinely thought we had dental coverage (though looking back, we never seemed to have had it, even though they paid). The two bills in question are for $775, and $335.
I have received my first Small Claims
for $775. They are not only going after me, but also my wife who had never been to the office, nor ever even spoken to anyone on the phone. Basically, they are just going after my spouse because it seems convenient, even though she had zero to do with the debit.
I now have Two Connecticut Superior Court Centralized Small Claim forms that want an answer of "I Disagree", "I Owe Part", "I Owe, but need more time", and Counterclaim
. One for me, one for my wife. What should I say? Am I completely wrong in thinking that this is a Dentist/Aetna dispute? If either of them did their due diligence, this never would have happened.