Healthcare Gov - We enrolled with the Marketplace; paid premium and still don't have coverage. What a tragedy?
We enrolled with Marketplace, selecting Scott & White Health Plan; our coverage was effective for March 1, 2016. I forward a payment to Scott & White Insurance Comp on February 23, 2016. I've spoken to numerous of representatives from Scott & White and all said they haven't received a payment from me, so therefore, I'm labeled as not having coverage until they receive a payment. I forward a letter by fax on March 10, 2016 attaching proof of payment with back and front of cleared check from my bank. I've explained to both Scott & White, the Market-Place and Dept. of Insurance the urgency of this matter, that I was running out of insulin, so I must see a doctor for prescription. Scott & White representative Ms. Chelsea K. says to fax the proof to billing because there were no number to contact them; and there were no supervisor I could speak to above her.
I set-up a doctor appointment for March 17, 2016 with one of their providers, assuming the matter would be resolved by then. I contacted a representative on 3/14/16 he said he would send billing an email; stating the payment went to an incorrect contract number and someone will contact me with the resolution. Before attending our scheduled doctor appointments on 3/17/16; I contacted Ms. Lindsey approximately 2:15 pm; she said it was okay for me to keep my schedule appointment today; because the payment was being processed. We arrived at the doctor's office at 4:00pm to discover the receptionist could not verify coverage with Scott & White, as she and myself spoke to Ms. Victoria (Ms.Vickie) from S&W's call center. After speaking to Ms. Vickie I asked her to review all documentation and conversations leading up to the most recent with Ms. Lindsey; regarding my case. She attempted to contact billing (who wasn't suppose to have a listed number according to Ms. Chelsea), but no one answered. I told Ms. Vickie how embarrassed and humiliating this experience was for me as I was standing in the middle of other patients discussing this matter. She than said we would have a supervisor to look into the matter as I continue to hold. Ms. Vickie couldn't contact a supervisor, so she requested the doctor's phone number from the receptionist, stating she will call her right back with the information. At 5:45pm while setting in the doctors office, the receptionist said the representative from Scott & White hasn't called back, so we would have to rescheduled our appointments until they can confirm coverage. I told the receptionist I need to see a physician as soon as possible because I was running out of insulin. She contacted her Manager and he stood by their policy. So, after spending two hours at the Kelson Clinic my husband and I was turned away because the provider (Scott & White) would not verify coverage. In one or two days I will be completely out of insulin. I need to be connect with an higher authority to solve this matter asap. I have never experience a situation like this one in my entire life as pertaining to insurance coverage verification. This sums it all up!!!
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