can i send additional medical bills to my adjuster

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Insurance Question from Crest Hill, IL

Asked on 11/30/2011

can i send additional medical bills to my adjuster i never signed a release but i receive a check for hospital bill. additional bills have come in since then. can i send them to my adjuster and get the bills paid

Answer given on December 01, 2011

If you were injured in an automobile accident and your insurance policy includes medical payments coverage, then the policy will pay up to the limits shown for medical expenses. If you have not reached the limit on your auto policy for medical payments then the adjuster should pay your additional costs.If the payments you received are from another insurance company for injuries caused by another party, then you need to contact the adjuster and explain the situation. While you may not have signed a release, some insurance payment checks indicate that if the check is cashed then you are accepting the payment as your full reimbursement for the claim. Usually, the insurance company waits for all medical expenses to be submitted before they will issue a payment for your injuries, so the adjuster may have closed the claim. It does not necessarily mean he will refuse to pay, but you should contact him and discuss this with him.

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