A letter to the editor of the Florida Times Union offers some helpful advice on dealing with high medical bills: • Know your medical benefits. You need to know what’s covered by insurance and what’s not. All policies include a
From the Associated Press: For about 43 million people, or 1 out of 5 credit reports, there’s overdue medical debt, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. For 15 million people, medical bills are the only overdue debt on their
USA Today offers three steps to tame your debt: Add It Up: “List your debts and their interest rates. Include credit cards, medical bills, and auto, payday and personal loans, but not your mortgage or student loans, which are considered
“Being sick is hard. But medical debt can make it feel completely overwhelming,” according to Your Tango. Here are four things you need to know about medical debt: 1. Bankruptcy is on your record for many, many years. “If you’re
From Yahoo News: First, find a fair price for the procedure you need. You can do this by checking out sites like HealthcareBluebook.com or NewChoiceHealth.com. Sites like these provide a range of what you can expect to pay based on
It doesn’t take much to ruin years of careful retirement planning. An unexpected accident or illness, especially when you’re nearing retirement, could become a financial disaster. CNBC offers three tips to prevent medical bills from cracking your nest egg: 1.