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HOW SUCCESSFUL ARE SUITS AGAINST ASSURANT HEALTH (TIME INSURANCE

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HOW SUCCESSFUL ARE SUITS AGAINST ASSURANT HEALTH (TIME INSURANCE OF MILWAUKEE, WI) FOR REFUSAL TO PAY MEDICAL CLAIMS/BILLS IN ILLINOIS SMALL CLAIMS COURT?
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It depends on what the basis of the suit would be. What was the coverage that was denied and for what reason?

Have you tried appealing the denial through the insurance company yet?
Also, could you please write without all caps. It is a lot easier to read when you type without capslock on. Plus, it reads as if you are shouting when you use all caps.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks. Basis of suit: failure of insurance company to pay my Illinois chiropractor's billings for services rendered to me in Illinois. They claim a "Licensed chiropractor" reviewed copies of his records and determined that none of the care was "medically necessary". However, they refuse to provide my provider with a copy of this alleged "Licensed chiropractor's" written report to refute/answer. Assurant Health claims that under Wisconsin Insurance Law they do not have to provide that information.


 


Coverage denied was for chiropractic care covered under this policy.


 


As a side note, they paid a similar claim a year or two ago.


 


Assurant Health in their denial material provides a process by which to appeal. However, in the past I have found this to be similar to a "kangaroo court". Besides, services were rendered in Illinois by an Illinois provider. Since Time/Assurant is licensed to do business in Illinois, one would think that this matter would be properly subject to Illinois Insurance Law-- not Wisconsin.


 


Thank you Joseph.

Hello Brad,

Unfortunately, you are typically required to exhaust all administrative remedies at your disposal prior to filing suit, so you should definitely try to go through their process although it definitely appears to be a kangaroo court.

You would have a claim against the company for bad faith for failing to pay on the claim that is covered under your policy. You are also definitely correct that the policy should be interpreted under Illinois law, and Wisconsin, since the insurance company is located in Illinois and the service that you received was in Illinois.

With that information and a determination that the medical coverage was necessary (as it seems to have been a continuation of care you received in the past that was approved) you should be successful in your claim against Assurant Health.



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