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Payment receipt required for health plans?

originally posted: 11/22/2006  reposted: 2/18/2011 This post has not been recently reviewed or revised by the author and may be out of date. If in doubt, please send a new question or ask for an update.

Q: Do I have to have to keep receipts in order to be reimbursed by my employer for medical expenses? What if I only have an invoice and the fee is not yet paid?

A: You should keep receipts of medical expenses but depending on your health plan administrator’s policies, they may not be required. For health plan claims administered by , medical reimbursement claims submitted online do not require a receipt. The online claim submission form encourages to fax a copy of receipts to a toll-free and secure server for recordkeeping purposes. The processing of claims is the same regardless of whether or not you have already paid the provider, so no, it does not matter. The employer’s payment is always made directly to you regardless of whether payment was made to the provider.


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