Q: I had been to a counselor in March of 2019, and received a bill in March of 2020. Is there a statute of limitations.
I heard nothing from them for a year, I have no idea why they are billing me, and have not contacted. I received another statement in April. Am I legally responsible to pay them? What is the best way to handle this.
A: Did you have insurance? Is this because of a copay or deductible? Was there a denial of claim? The statute of limitations for most contract claims (and you may well have signed an agreement to pay) is 6 years in Pennsylvania. So yes, you have to pay attention to it. Start by finding out why and why so long. Find out from your insurance if they paid.
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