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Is there a certain time frame that the custodial parent should get medical bills or insurance EOBS to the noncustodial parent who is responsible for medical bills not covered by insurance?
You contact your local Domestic Relations Office for the information. They should have a policy on it. In the state of PA the custodial parent must provide the documents within 6 months or the Domestic Relations Office may not assist in recouping the funds from the non custodial parent. Good Luck. What does the Court Order say? I would suggest the sooner the better, if the claim wasn't processed correctly the other parent might be able to get it corrected. Maybe the other parent has other coverage that will pay it. Also, the medical provider would want to get paid as soon as possible. for more info see www.steveshorr.com
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Can a non-custodial parent be billed for medical charges not covered by insurance when the custodial parent signed for it?
What does your judgment for divorce say? Seat of the pants answer would be yes. www.SteveShorr.com/family.law.htm I was responsible to pay for medical expenses …only after she paid the initial $250 deductible and all claims have been submitted to inusrance carriers. I have also been in situations where I have contested certain expenses that were not directly medical expenses such as warranties & shipping fees (ie. eye glasses). You should be able to find this information in your support order. Your domestic relation office can provide you with specific information on what type of medical expenses are considered.
Can a noncustodial parent be billed directly from medical provider for their share of unreimbursed medical bill?
A hospital can only bill a noncustodial parent if that parent calls or signs to okay it. if the spouse simply says to bill my spouse, then you can fight it because you did not… okay it. BUT, if the divorce papers say that you are 50/50 responsible, it would be a losing battle. In my divorce I wrote to the hospital/clinic, and stated that I was 50/50 responsible, but that I would only pay for thing that I approved, not every er visit that the ex ran up without justification. Ex-wives can be very vindictive and use their own kids to do it. My ex actually hurt my daughter in order to run up bills. it's called Munchhausen's Syndrome by Proxy. Contact your hospital/clinic and state exactly what you will pay for, like diseases and yearly check ups, not $400 ER bills for a cold. Been there, had it pulled on me. Be fair or you hurt the kids even more than whatever caused the divorce in the first place.
No. Insurance, and Responsible party are two different obligations. Insurance is just a service. Responsibilty to pay is owed by anyone over the age of 18, the legal gaurdian …that signs for a minor will be responsible there of. Yes. In March 2011, my husband asked this question of his employer who offers BCBS Federal health insurance. His 3 children, aged 21-24 are notorious deadbeats when it comes to paying their bills and he was concerned about being stuck with their medical expenses. Initially, he was told that adult children are responsible for their own medical charges since it is they who sign an agreement to pay for services at the doctors' offices. Not completely satisfied with an answer that was unsupported by citations within the BCBS documentation, he insisted that a supervisor be contacted and asked to cite specific BCBS wording about financial responsibility. It was then he was told that, yes, should "dependent" adult children fail to pay their medical bills, the doctor would likely have recourse to seek payment from the policy holder since the "children" are "dependents" on his policy. Furthermore, my husband was informed that, as a federal government employee, he had no option to decline adding his adult children to his insurance policy. In short, he is forced to have them on his policy whether he wants to or not and could potentially be stuck paying their bills. No. Seek advice from an attorney before going to battle on medical liability. We are in the same situation when it comes to providing insurance to adult children living on their own. 4 of our six children are on our health insurance, all over the age of 21. When we found out our credit scores were being affected by medical costs incurred by our adult children, we took a stand and are now seeking advice from attorneys and our credit scores has been and is in the process of being corrected for various past due bills reflecting with credit bureaus. In our initial consultation, it was explained that we are only liable for medical costs we have signed financial liability for with the provider. Just because you add the adult child to insurance for health coverage due to the new laws, DOES NOT make you financially responsible unless the child is a minor and cannot legally sign for themselves with the provider. I HIGHLY suggest seeking out legal help in this matter due to too many interpretations of these new laws by insurance providers and employers and yes, even for government employees. The costs of an attorney will be FAR less than the costs and headache of additional medical bills and bad credit due to adult children's inability to pay their bills for whatever reason. For government employees, it is standard policy for supervisors or managers of government employees to take the stand of 'You are responsible'. HOWEVER, this is not TRUE. Several family members work for Federal Government agencies and ALL have gone thru this as well. WE are NOT responsible. Again, interpretation of the new laws is widely varied by those that do not have the legal knowledge and force behind them to appropriately interpret these laws. Please seek legal council and save yourself a lot of headache.
This is a common plight amongst many citizens in the US. There are various agencies (local and state) that provide limited medical benefits to those who are truly 'needy' or '…homeless'. The other things to do is contact the place where the medical bills have racked up and talk to them about how you might make some form of monthly payments. Might mean giving up things at home like the internet, cable tv, mobile phones and the like, but when bills start piling up, matters must be taken to pay them before we can have the other 'luxuries' of life. One needs to understand that the company the provided the medical items is also in business, and as such also has its own bills to pay, including the salaries of the medical professionals who provided the service. In addition, the medical professionals who provide the medical services have spent many long, hard, expensive years in school in order to be able to provide that medical care. Doctors spend at least 10 - 12 years in school and training, and nurses, med techs, physical therapists, etc., spend as much as 2 - 6 years in school and training to be able to provide their services.
Generally speaking no, unless the children are still legal depedents. That's a legal answer. Philisophically, that's up to you.
This is entirely under the control of your custody decree. There is no general answer.
Are parent responsible for medical bills for a 20 year old in new york state with no medical insurance?
only if you are a student otherwise you left their protected wing when you turned 18. there are circumstances that may apply in keeping under parent's plan . like if you… are totally disabled or cannot make a decision for yourself, but these cases fall under medicaid. so if you are not a student and are healthy you are going to get a bill from the hospital or doctor or both
Are parents responsible for adult childrens medical bills. My son incurred an ER bill after insurance paid. is the father obligated to help?
If the person that received the treatment was an adult at the time of the treatment being initiated then the onus is on him/her to pay for it. the parents have no responsibili…ty in the matter.
If the noncustodial parent pays for medical vision and dental insurance can they have the courts force the custodial parent to use network providers when there are tons in the area?
Yes, but it would be a motion to clarify the custody orders as it applies the medical treatment. see link for help
That should be expressed in the custody orders.
If court ordered, it does not matter the location of the child, but he should file an injunction. see link
Within the limitations of the insurance coverage and/or any specific instrauction in a custody order.
This depends on the insurance provider. Some cover only 25% of specific medical treatments, others could cover as much as 100%. Generally speaking most insurance providers cov…er 80% of a regular (preventative care) doctor visit or require a co-pay. Check the policy information before you purchase insurance. Alternatively, if you already have insurance, contact your provider and ask what is covered.
Does noncustodial parent have to pay a medical bill if he carries coverage for the child and the custodial parent chose to take the child to a dr that was not in network?
You are parents. Discuss the matter. Possibly the best care was out of network, so do not jump to conclusions without verifying the reason the child was taken there. Perhaps y…ou could ask for the difference of network vs out of network.
When is the non custodials responsibility for medical insurance coverage stop for a child of divorced parents?
Usually when the support obligation stops unless the custody or support order states something to the contrary.
What is the parent's responsibility for medical bills for adult children that are on the parents insurance policy?
If the child is over age 18, then the parent is not responsible for the child's medical bills. The child is legally responsible for anything that the insurance policy did not …pay.