FMS | MyClaimSource: Know Your Rights in Filing Insurance Claims

Image by Randy Glasbergen: http://www.glasbergen.com/

We’ve all been there, in one form or another: waiting for hours on end, listening to crappy elevator music or even being transported back to the 80s when Billy Ocean was a recognizable name, checking and rechecking the policy number on the front of our health insurance cards, and jumping with hope every time there’s that brief moment of silence, thinking that…the wait is over. It never seems to be.

It’s enough just being a person who knows the names of all the people in your local hospital, staff and patients…because you’re there on an almost daily basis, since your doctor can’t figure out your illness. It’s enough being poked, prodded, and loaded up with so many different medications every few weeks…because your doctor or your specialist our your psychiatrist doesn’t think whatever else you’re doing is working and you have to be fixed.

It’s really all enough. Then you find yourself, phone in hand, trying to explain your recent health escapade and why it isn’t your fault that you’re sick, and trying to help the person on the other end do their job and not make your life a living hell by telling you things like…you had a pre-existing condition that doesn’t qualify for medical reimbursement.

Image by Mark Anderson: Found on http://seriousstartups.com/

I’ve spent a lot of time dealing with the claim process, both in the US and in Italy. Heck, I’ve even delegated the task to my poor ex-wife (Hey, April!), because the whole thing just stressed me out…which only made me more and more sick. This is why I was so glad to have heard about MyClaimSource.com, a website devoted to helping any and everyone who has to go through the experience of filing a claim–Thanks, Hannah!

The site offers not just information but advice on how to navigate the sometimes treacherous waters of health insurance companies. Even if you don’t have to deal with filing a claim now, still check it out.

You never know when you might need the knowledge they have to provide.

Below is an excerpt from the site’s main page:

“We founded Myclaimsource.com after several frustrating experiences filing insurance claims. When we needed help and advice on how to file a claim, the information just wasn’t there. Even when the insurance agents were well-intentioned and well-trained, they still didn’t seem to have the practical, “ground level” experience we needed to answer our questions. “Am I eligible to file a claim?” “Is this covered by my policy?” “How do I get start with my claim?” “How long should I expect to wait for an answer?” On this site, we have researched every provider policy we could find to try and answer these key questions for you. We’re also aiming to provide an open forum to connect those looking to file claims with people who already have, and who may be able to offer tips and advice on claim filing with a given provider. We hope that you find this site helpful, and that it can save you time and frustration as you go about the already no-fun task of filing your insurance claim.”

Remember, there is always a new path to be found…you just have to choose to follow it.

Until Next Time,

D.

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