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Do I have to pay back my health insurance company after a personal injury lawsuit?

Posted by Ashleigh Beer-Vineyard | Oct 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

In some cases, health insurance companies may have a right to recover the medical expenses they paid on your behalf if you receive a settlement from a liable third party, such as in a personal injury lawsuit. This process is known as subrogation or reimbursement. It means that if your health insurance company covered your medical costs related to the injury, they may seek repayment from the settlement you receive. 

However, laws regarding subrogation and reimbursement can vary significantly by state and country. Some jurisdictions have laws that limit the health insurance company's ability to recover, while others may allow full or partial reimbursement. 

Additionally, the language in your health insurance policy plays a crucial role. Some insurance policies may include specific clauses that address subrogation and reimbursement rights. 

To fully understand your rights and obligations regarding health insurance reimbursement after a personal injury settlement, consult with the experienced personal injury attorneys at DZ Law. We can provide you with personalized advice based on the laws applicable to your situation and the specific terms of your insurance policy. 

Remember, legal matters can be complex and can vary widely depending on your location and the details of your case, so seeking professional legal advice is essential. 


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