My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: WA
My wife had incurred several thousands in medical bills. We got about $4k of them paid, but about $3.5k also made their way to collections.
Many went to the same collection company.
I was paying off the collection company and the bills that we had received with auto pay from my checking account bill pay.
One auto pay from my checking account wouldn't send me an invoice showing balance. "Group Health" so I called them today.
I called them today and they said that they don't send balance letters with accounts that are in collections.
In the past 6 months, we have paid off all the collections and remaining medical debt, however, I just found out that the Group Health account I was paying on with auto bill pay was one that they had sent to collections 3 weeks before auto bill pay was setup. They continued to collect and cash my checks even though the account that they sent into collections was paid.
Now they refuse to refund my few hundred dollars that they collected after selling off my account to collections. In fact when I called, she wanted me to pay her more. They sent $600 of the remaining bill to collections, I paid that off in collections. However, I continued to pay on their $600 balance to GHC as I didn't know this was one that was in collections.
So in short, do I have the right to collect the monies paid to GHC since they sent the account to collections? Turns out that I have nearly double paid that bill, one to collections and one to GHC who sent it to collections.