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Should you sue your health insurance company?

Dealing with health insurance can be a real hassle. There may come a time when you have a claim denied, which can be infuriating, especially, if it is for a service that your doctor said was necessary. When you have a claim denied, you may want to fight back. While your first instinct may be to take the insurance company to court in Wisconsin, you may want to consider alternative options first.

According to Insure.com, a health insurance lawsuit can be very time consuming and expensive. Even insurance companies prefer to avoid them. This is why they may be willing to work out an alternative solution. The first thing you should try to do is appeal the ruling. See if you can get the company to change the denial to an approval. Often an appeals process is written into the terms and conditions of your health insurance policy.

That brings us to the next important thing to do. You want to read your policy completely. There may be an answer in there. For example, the insurance may have denied your claim because of how your medical provider worded it. Perhaps making a change of wording and resubmitting will lead to an approval. On the other hand, the denial may be exactly following your policy coverage. In that case, you really do not have a leg to stand on. You probably will not win an appeal or a lawsuit.

Sometimes, though, you may not be able to appeal for an approval or you may not find anything helpful in your policy. In cases like that, you may have no choice but to go to court. This information is for education and is not legal advice. 

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