If you are having a hard time collecting on your insurance and your hospitalization expenses are mounting, you can get medical bills help from providers specializing in giving financial assistance to hard-up families who can’t raise money to pay their medical bills.
Just like any loan, there are certain eligibility requirements and providers have different sets of criteria they follow but typically, they look for your household income and expenses, assets and liabilities and other pertinent information related to your application. The interest rates also differ from individual to individual. The provider will factor in the amount being loaned, your credit history, the hospital where you are admitted, and your insurance coverage (if any).
The loan will cover your emergency care, outpatient service costs, maintenance prescription medicines, doctor’s fees and hospital stay. Some companies even offer other medical bills help by looking for other sources of financial assistance like federal or state insurance programs, for example. You may be asked to present income tax returns, bank statements, receipts and your hospitalization costs.
Families with no insurance who fall under a certain poverty level can avail of financial assistance, although everybody, regardless of healthcare coverage or credit rating, will be considered and assessed on an individual basis. A loan officer will be assigned to your case and he or she will help you settle your medical bills.
Remember, however, that this is a loan that you are expected to pay back. If you think you don’t have the financial capacity to take out a loan, try other avenues to get medical bills help. One of the more effective ways is to talk to your hospital’s billing department to find out if it has a charity program for people in your situation.
While most hospitals have one in exchange for the tax breaks they get from the government, the beneficiaries are selected and you might not even qualify so be prepared for disappointment. The last thing you need to do is give up on seeking medical bills help and just file for bankruptcy because it will destroy your credit record and impact on your ability to secure future loans.