Liz Weston notes that your debt lives on after you die. However, whether and what creditors get paid, though, depends on a lot of factors. After someone dies, the executor of the estate (or the personal representative, if the deceased
by Bette King While I was in in downtown LA a few days ago, I saw a man standing with a sign saying, “Can You Help a Veteran? I was interested to hear more about his request and, although I
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Patients with comprehensive health insurance are still getting hit with unforeseen and often substantial out-of-network bills, according to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation. KKF analyzed medical bills from large-employer health insurance plans and found that about 18 percent
About one in six hospital stays for patients with large employer health insurance includes a bill that isn’t covered by the plan, according to a new analysis that provides new details on the extent of the “surprise bill” problem, the
“Old medical bills plague many Americans, harming their credit scores and holding them hostage to collection agencies,” Reuters reports. Medical-related debt makes up over half of all collections items listed on credit reports, according to the National Consumer Law Center.