Do I have to reimburse my personal health insurance company for medical expenses from my personal injury case?
Posted By Alan Sackrin on January 17, 2017
In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge:
Q: Do I have to reimburse my personal health insurance company for medical expenses from my personal injury case?
A: If you have personal health insurance that has paid some of your medical bills resulting from a Florida personal injury case, you must reimburse that health insurance company some of the medical bills in most instances. That’s because of a concept known as subrogation. Since the health insurance has paid for medical bills that you are claiming resulted from the negligence of somebody else in a personal injury lawsuit in Florida, equity and fairness requires that at least some of those medical bills be returned to the health insurance company. Now it all depends upon the amount you recover and how difficult the case was. The health insurance company will negotiate with you and sometimes take pennies on the dollar.
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