Posts Tagged ‘medical bills’

Many different credit decisions, accounts, payment histories, and other items will show up on a consumer’s credit report and influence their credit score. However, there are also a lot of financial details that don’t have any effect on credit and won’t show up on a credit report. Some of these include: Timely utility bills Although […]

If you don’t have health insurance, you aren’t alone—the Transamerica Center for Health Studies has reported that as of 2014, approximately 15 percent of the American population was uninsured. Even with health insurance, some medical procedures and treatments may not be covered, or they may not be covered completely. Whether or not you’re insured, some […]

With or without health insurance, medical bills can be expensive. If you fall too far behind, you can end up putting your credit score at risk. If medical bills are piling up, the following tips can be helpful for handling those debts: Don’t ignore your medical bills Because medical bills may not arrive for weeks, […]

Did you know that eight out of 10 medical bills contain errors? The next time you receive a medical bill, don’t just assume that the amount you owe is correct without carefully looking through the charges, as you might end up paying for something you shouldn’t be. Here are some ways you can spot medical […]

When you need medical care and don’t have the money or insurance to cover the costs, most healthcare providers will be willing to bill you. Myth #1. If an unpaid medical bill is sent to a collection agency, it won’t affect my credit score the same way that an unpaid credit card bill would. Fact:  […]

The following are some of the most common reasons for emergency room visits: Contusions and cuts Contusions (bruises), cuts, and head trauma have sent more than 2 million people in the United States to emergency rooms in just 2009 alone. Back pain It may not seem like it, but back pain is actually one of […]

The emergency room can handle everything from a minor condition to a true emergency; not all medical situations that are seen in an emergency room are life-threatening. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that in just one year alone, there were approximately 124 million emergency room visits nationwide. Roughly 42 […]

Aside from base pay, jobs may offer a variety of additional benefits to their employees. Some of these benefits include paid sick leave, vacation days, product or service discounts, and more. However, one of the most important types of benefits that employers can offer is health insurance benefits. But not all jobs offer these benefits […]