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New law grants more review of denied health claims

Posted by wlpo on July 10, 2010

CHICAGO (AP) – A state law that went into effect July 1 grants consumers the right to an external, independent review of denied health insurance claims.

The Illinois Department of Insurance issued a reminder about the law yesterday.

In the past, only patients in health maintenance organizations had the right to such reviews. The new law extends the protection to people covered by other types of plans.

You can request an external review within four months of getting notice that your insurer has denied a claim or treatment request.

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