What if I need treatment after my case settles? Who will pay?
Generally, your private health insurance company is required to pay for your medical treatment after your settlement. Under current state law, your health insurer can’t exclude pre-existing conditions. However, you may have a lengthy waiting period for payment of bills if you switch insurers and there is a break in coverage from one insurance company to the next. If your coverage is through the Department of Labor and Industries or another governmental agency, different rules apply. You should discuss the circumstances of your case with your attorney.