If I was involved in a car accident and received payment for my medical bills, can my medical insurer ask that I give them back this money?

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If I was involved in a car accident and received payment for my medical bills, can my medical insurer ask that I give them back this money?

The accident was 2 years ago; I was rear-ended at stop light. I received payment for the medical bills that I paid out of pocket. Now my medical insurance is asking for this money back. Am I required to do this?

Asked on June 29, 2015 under Accident Law, California

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Many insurance companies require reimbursement.  You can negotiate with your insurance company to try to reduce the amount demanded for reimbursement.  

The settlement that you received from the at-fault party's insurance carrier should have been an amount that would not only compensate you, but also be sufficient to reimburse your insurance company.


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