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Can Hospitals Pay Patients' Health Insurance Premiums?

It's not clear whether hospitals can legally advance patients premium money for coverage obtained from health insurance exchange markets. But the potential for conflict is apparent.

2 comments on "Can Hospitals Pay Patients' Health Insurance Premiums?"
George Burns (10/3/2013 at 11:53 PM)

It can be done quite easily. You can take some initial guidance from IRS PLR 199915054 and others. Contact me if you need help.
Bill Allison (10/3/2013 at 4:41 PM)

Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't a precedent set years ago when providers started paying patients COBRA payments to ensure payment for services?