QUESTION: Does the insurance company have to pay you for missed time from work for doctors’ appointments as well as your travel expense?
ANSWER: Unfortunately and unfair, but No! The insurance company is NOT required by statute to pay you for time off work in order to seek medical treatment. You are, however, entitled to reimbursement for travel for medical-related mileage, providing the round trip is five miles or more. Furthermore, if the insurance company sends you for an exam for its own purposes, it must pay you a small amount, called per diem, plus mileage IN ADVANCE of the trip.