Ask Emily: Advice for erroneous medical bill? Fight it!

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Ask Emily: Advice for erroneous medical bill? Fight it!

I’m filled with dread every time I open my mailbox to find an “Explanation of Benefits” from my health insurer.

It’s bad enough when my portion of the tab is what I expected. But I virtually lose it when my bill is more than it should be.

A survey last month by Consumers Union found that nearly one in four Californians with private insurance faces surprise medical bills, in which the insurer paid less than expected.

Today, I’m going to give you some very simple advice to deploy if – and when – you receive a surprise bill: Fight it.

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