High Court Ruling May Hinder Plans’ Efforts To Recoup Consumers’ Legal Awards

(By Michelle Andrews for Kaiser Health News)

Accidents happen, and if they’re someone else’s fault, you can go to court to try to get compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you win, though, the pot of gold you receive may be considerably smaller than you expect: Your health plan may claim some or all of it as reimbursement for money it spent on your medical care.

It’s completely legal and it happens all the time. But a recent Supreme Court decision gives consumers ammunition to push back. Read article here…..

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