Despite acquiring insurance within the deadlines, many individuals haven’t actually received their health insurance cards in the mail. Delays with processing have made it so that these individuals aren’t able to see their doctors or claim medical care under the insurance policy that they have already paid for; the health insurance card is essential for healthcare providers because otherwise, the individuals won’t know how much they need to pay on their own.
Not only is this putting off medical care for many individuals, it’s also making it difficult for them to acquire their prescription medications. Many individuals feel that this is unfair, but the issue is not being caused by the actual insurance providers but instead by delays in the processing of the health insurance. Those with questions are encouraged to consult with their insurance care provider regarding the availability of their insurance cards.
For more information about health insurance coverage processing delays, Covered California and the Affordable Care Act contact Sackett & Associates Insurance Services.