do I have to be covered by health insurance when claims are submitted?
March 13, 2013 9:46 AM Subscribe
If my medical provider submits a claim for treatment that was received while I was insured, but the claim is submitted after my insurance expires, will insurance still pay? (Asking in the US.)
posted by scarylarry to Work & Money (8 answers total)
I'm leaving my job this month, and do not plan to continue my health insurance coverage with COBRA. I do not have another job lined up at this time.
This means that my last day of coverage will be March 31st. If I were to see the doctor in the next couple of weeks (when I'm still insured), but the doctor submits the claim after my insurance expires, can I expect to run into problems with my insurance company? I'm insured by Aetna, if it matters.
I am aware that no one here is my lawyer, doctor, or insurer. Thank you very much!