Protecting Hoosiers from surprise ambulance bills

STATEHOUSE – According to a study from the Public Interest Research Group, more than three million privately insured Americans are transported by ambulance to an emergency room annually, over half of whom receive a surprise bill because they didn’t know the ambulance service provider was not covered by their insurance plan.

Legislation authored by State Rep. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond) and co-authored by State Rep. Craig Snow (R-Warsaw) aims to protect Hoosiers from surprise billing by requiring health insurance companies to reimburse individuals for out-of-network ambulance services.