Verona, NY asked in Insurance Bad Faith for New York

Q: Is it illegal for grandmother to keep insurance cards if I’m 19?

So I live with my grandmother. I’m 19 years old and moving out in august. She loves having control of everything! The thing is she has my insurance cards and refuses to give them to me. I’m going to need them when I move out. My college requires me to have my own insurance and I would like to keep them with me in case I’d have to go to the doctors in that town. Is it legal for her to refuse to give them to me? What can I do about it? I’m a college student so getting a lawyer is out of my price range.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Insurance Claims Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: One option might be to contact the insurance carrier to request duplicate cards. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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