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California Health Insurance

Denied health insurance coverage?

Residents of California can be denied health insurance coverage for a variety of reasons. You may be denied coverage after reaching a maximum coverage amount due to an illness or treatment. You may be denied because of a lack of continued eligibility or even a change in job position that renders you ineligible for sustained coverage. Whatever the reason, being denied coverage can make paying for a long term illness or condition next to impossible for many Californians.

Your health insurance claim in California can be denied for a myriad of reasons. One of the most common reasons given, however, is labeled as "material misrepresentation." This is a term used whenever an insurance company deems that you have misrepresented some fact or facts on your initial or renewal application. Under California law, this error has to be something that is significant enough that it would have led the insurer to refuse your policy originally.

Typical examples of material misrepresentation include unreported or underrepresented levels of tobacco or drug use, the exclusion of a chronic medical condition, dangerous hobbies, piloting, skydiving, or a history of reckless driving.

You cannot be denied for simple misstatements, however. For example, if you say you have green eyes on your application and the insurance company lists them as "hazel," your claim cannot be denied.

What to Do When You've Been Denied Health Insurance Coverage in California

As a highly experienced and industry-respected law firm, our practice is the logical choice when you've been denied health insurance coverage in California. We've dealt with all types of denial cases, and we can sort out the details of yours to present a solid case on your behalf. There is no reason to be intimidated by your health insurance company with us on your side.

California Health Insurance Appeals Are Our Specialty

If you've already attempted the appeals process with poor results or are simply not sure what to do after a denial, it pays to hire a lawyer. Even if you have already filed an appeal, it may not be too late. Legal experts can help guide you in the right direction to ensure that you get the money you deserve for a health insurance claim. California law limits the amount of time you have to appeal a health insurance claim denial, so you have to move quickly in order to get the money that is owed to you.

Over the last several decades, we at Kantor & Kantor, LLP have been a leading source of legal aid for health insurance appeals in California. We've helped myriad clients overturn decisions that were made because of poor record-keeping, billing mistakes, or human error, and we can do the same for you.

California Health Insurance Laws

Recent changes in the California health insurance laws have made it much easier for claimants to get approval for the medical treatments they require. For example, California residents can now legally sue HMOs and other health insurance providers after being denied coverage for vital treatments. According to state laws, these companies have to be accountable for denials, and the legal system now provides an outlet for regular folks to take on huge insurers--and win.

Basically, the law requires HMOs and other health insurance providers in California to give you the right to a second opinion. Oftentimes, this may require that you go outside of your HMO network for proper treatment. Under old laws, you would be responsible for all or most of your treatment costs outside of your network provider. However, new laws allow you to sue your HMO to cover these costs when medically necessary. Even if you've been denied, you can legally obtain reimbursement in many cases.

California Health Insurance Laws Can Work for You

At Kantor & Kantor, LLP, we can help you use California health insurance laws to:

  • Fight a California HMO/health insurance provider for coverage outside your network
  • Dispute denied benefits due to material misrepresentation claims
  • Investigate your case to find failures on the part of your HMO to give you adequate care under the law

Contact Our California Firm

At Kantor & Kantor, LLP, we firmly believe that you shouldn't have to fight the insurance company on your own. We've done court battle with major insurers in California and will not back down from any viable case. We will work tirelessly for you.

To begin, we simply ask that you come in for a consultation. We've worked with clients on a myriad of cases, ranging from health insurance denials to the denial of long term care benefits. At this critical time in your life, we know how important it is that you have reliable coverage.

Speak with us at (818) 886-2525 or via email.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Free Case Consultations Provided
  • 160+ Years' Collective Experience
  • Thousands Of Cases Successfully Handled
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Client Testimonials

  • You've helped to remove a great burden from our lives. It's nice to know there are decent people still in the world.

    “Thank you for your kind efforts. You've helped to remove a great burden from our lives. It's nice to know there are decent people still in the world.”

    B.

  • Thank you for all of your hard work, support and belief in our case.

    “Hi Elizabeth - You have been such an important part of my and Jennifer's past year, and I want to send you a note to wish you a wonderful holiday. Thank you for all of your hard work, support and belief in our case. Thank you seems like two small words and not enough, but they are heartfelt and mean so much.”

    J.H.

  • the arguments you made on our behalf at the mediation resulted in a more positive outcome for our case than we could have otherwise expected.

    “We appreciate that you found merit in our case, and that you were both willing and able to be present at the mediation. We believe that the arguments you made in our favor to the mediator were able to influence the outcome towards resolution that we could feel satisfied with. In the end, we believe that your counsel, your support, and the arguments you made on our behalf at the mediation resulted in a more positive outcome for our case than we could have otherwise expected. Throughout you were always professional, but direct and clearly firm on our position. We thank you for your efforts to resolve our dispute to our satisfaction, and wish you continued success.”

    Mara T.

  • With you in my corner, I felt enabled and no longer alone.

    “Seemingly at the end of my rope with nowhere to turn, a friend suggested I call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, who referred me to you. From our first contact I began to feel hope where there had been none. You took over all communication with the insurance company. You kept me posted as things progressed and advised me as to each necessary action. What a relief you were! With you in my corner, I felt enabled and no longer alone. Some big insurance companies feel emboldened to take arbitrary action against those who do not have the resources to defend what is rightfully theirs. Thank goodness for people like you who advocate for folks in need. In closing, please know how very much our association has meant. You have restored my faith in the goodness of people and renewed my confidence in the future. I am forever grateful.”

    Shirley G.

  • Your compassion for me and my situation is very much appreciated.

    “My thanks to you for pursuing my case with vigor. I don't know much about how these legal things are handled, but I could tell by your communications with me, making sure I was always informed, that you were on top of it all. Also, you were ALWAYS available to me to answer questions, and your compassion for me and my situation is very much appreciated. I have had limited exposure to the legal system and attorneys, but I have never been able to just call and talk to them, as I could with you. I always had to speak with someone in the office that couldn't really answer my questions.”

    D.B.