Health insurance appeals

Learn about the health insurance appeals process, tips for a successful appeal, and resources available to help you navigate the process.

If you are living with paralysis, you understand the important role health insurance plays in ensuring access to care. Unfortunately, even if you have insurance, you may face a situation where your insurer refuses to pay for the health care providers, services, equipment and/or medications you need.

And although you have the right to appeal an insurer’s decision not to pay, the process of appealing a claims denial can be confusing, frustrating and time-consuming.

Luckily, you don't have to do it alone.

Tips for a successful appeal

Recorded from a live broadcast on March 26, 2014.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90PR3002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.