Provider Complaints Against Health Plans

Before Filing a Complaint

Before Filing a Complaint

  • Attempt to resolve your issues with the insurance company.
  • Reach out to the company’s Provider Relations Team relating to recurring issues such as coding errors, delayed payments or denied claims.
  • Document phone calls to the company-name of person you speak to, date of call and brief summary of conversation.
  • Keep copies of all written communications.
  • Be sure to complete all levels of contractual appeals available.
  • Look closely at patient’s insurance card. If the card names the employer, you should check to see if the plan is self-funded. DOI has no regulatory authority over self-funded plans.
  • Call the Consumer Services Division at 855-408-1212 prior to submitting written complaint.
What We Can Do

What We Can Do

  • Discuss your concerns regarding multiple instances of the same issue and help you determine if filing a complaint is an appropriate course of action.
  • Initiate regulatory action as the Department deems appropriate.
What We Cannot Do

What We Cannot Do

  • Resolve your contract dispute issues.
  • Determine the value of a claim or the amount of money owed to you.
  • Help you facilitate claim payment in the absence of a statutory issue or policy provision.
  • Address issues with plans not subject to the insurance laws of North Carolina.
  • Consult with you if you are represented by an attorney.