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What information is on an insurance explanation of benefits (EOB)?

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Your EOB also should have a short description of your treatment, and explain why if any was not covered for payment. An EOB also should list:

  • Your name and address
  • Your policy number
  • The name of the patient -- you or the person who got treatment
  • The name of the doctor who provided the care
  • The date of the service
  • The cost of the service
  • How much your insurance paid
  • How much you owe for this visit

From: Your Guide to Health Insurance Paperwork WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

AARP: "What You Can Learn From Your Explanation of Benefits Statement."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Understanding Your Medical Bills."

American Cancer Society: "Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient."

FamilyDoctor.org: “Understanding Your Medical Bills.”

American Cancer Society: “Covering the costs of cancer treatment.”

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on September 18, 2018

SOURCES:

AARP: "What You Can Learn From Your Explanation of Benefits Statement."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Understanding Your Medical Bills."

American Cancer Society: "Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient."

FamilyDoctor.org: “Understanding Your Medical Bills.”

American Cancer Society: “Covering the costs of cancer treatment.”

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on September 18, 2018

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