What is Med-Pay Coverage?
Generally speaking, the insurance carrier for the at-fault driver will not pay for your medical expenses until you have completed all your medical care and treatment and agree to settle the entire case, forever. Unfortunately, the doctors who provide you treatment will generally not wait for you to resolve your claim before being paid. In this instance, it’s advantageous to have your own med pay coverage, through your auto insurer, pay for your bills so you aren’t forced to rush your personal injury claim and settle prematurely.What is Easy Med-Pay Coverage and Why it’s Good to Have
You may already have medical insurance and feel Med Pay is an unnecessary additional premium. Keep in mind Med Pay will give you the flexibility to obtain treatment with a doctor, or doctors, outside of your health plan. Sometimes this flexibility can come in handy if you want to consult with a reputable doctor that doesn’t accept payment from your private health plan.
Typically, Med Pay policies are $5,000.00 in coverage. They may range from $1,000.00 to as high as $100,000.00. We recommend a minimum of $5,000.00 in medical payments coverage.
Watch YouTube Video: MedPay and PIP Coverage. This video from Infinity Insurance provides a closer look at Med Pay and PIP coverage and why it's good for you to have.
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Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. [cha 10.22.18]