can an insurance company deny you sdt or fmla for fibromyalgia if your doctor asks for it specifically?

Asked on June 16, 2009 under Insurance Law, Idaho


B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I'm not familiar with those medications, or how they relate to your illness;  I'm also not an Idaho lawyer, and there are some differences in the law from one state to another.  For advice you can rely on, after a review of all the details, you should see an attorney in your area.  One place to find a lawyer is our website,

In most states, a health insurance carrier is allowed to refuse to pay for medications that have not been approved by the FDA for the treatment of your illness.  These "off label" prescriptions are not necessarily illegal, but the drugs have not yet been officially proven to be helpful.

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