No-Fault Benefits Can Be Terminated And Here’s How It Can Happen:
Q. I Wasn’t Taking Good Care Of Myself And Just Didn’t Get Any Treatment For Any Of My Injuries For Over A Year And Now The Insurance Company Wants To Cut Off My Benefits. Can They Do That?
A. Termination is allowed when the insurer can show that the policy contains a one-year lapse provision and there was a one-year lapse in the treatment or disability. The no-fault insurer must notify you in writing sixty (60) days before the one-year lapse. It is important to have a yearly checkup to monitor your condition.. If your disability has lasted over one year, it can be argued that you should not be cut off.
Q. My Insurer Has Demanded That I Attend An I.M.E. What Is It And What Is Expected Of Me?
A. After providing no-fault benefits for a period of time, the insurer can demand that the injured person attend an ” IME” (independent medical examination better known as an Adverse Exam). This medical examination is always paid for by the no-fault insurer with the goal of cutting off the injured person’s no-fault benefits. By law you are required to attend. Your attorney will answer your questions about this examination.
Q. What Happens If I Get Cut Off From My No-Fault Medical Benefits?
A. If your benefits are terminated, you have a right to file a claim for mandatory arbitration with the American Arbitration Association. At the time the arbitration is filed, the unpaid benefits must total less than $10,000. Your attorney will assist you with arbitration. If your No-fault benefits are cut off, you must use your private health insurance for the payment of your medical bills related to the crash.
Q. What Reasons Might The Insurer Use To Deny My No-Fault Benefits?
A. The following are considerations which may be used to cut off your No-fault benefits:
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