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General Category => General Questions => Topic started by: Anne on December 21, 2009, 12:01:04 PM

Title: check made out to wrong person
Post by: Anne on December 21, 2009, 12:01:04 PM
this is actually a tax/banking question, but if an insurance reimbursement check is made out to an individual provider instead of the group, can the ck be signed over by the provider to the group?  Would the individual pay the taxes on it?
Title: Re: check made out to wrong person
Post by: Michele on December 23, 2009, 06:03:52 AM
You should call the carrier and ask how the claim was processed.  If it was done under the individual's ss# then the provider will receive a 1099 from the insurance and be responsible for the taxes.

Michele
Title: Re: check made out to wrong person
Post by: PMRNC on December 29, 2009, 08:56:34 AM
No matter what the situation, if the pay to the order of field is wrong I sent it back with documentation and request them to re-do it, if I need to I will submit a W9 copy to them as well. I'd just rather have all my ducks in a row.