Health Care Expenses

Instructions to Request Reimbursement


Do not submit any health care bill to the Friend of the Court for collection until all available insurance benefits have been paid and you have submitted the bills to the other party and allowed them 28 days to pay.

In addition, we can only assist with bills that are submitted to us within 1 year of the date of service. Orthodontic bills must be submitted within 1 year of the date the braces were put on. If any of the items below are not included, your bills will be returned.

Medical Reimbursement


To obtain help in collecting medical reimbursement, please provide:
  • Name of the child treated.
  • Date(s) of treatment.
  • Nature of treatment
  • Total cost of treatment. (Must not be a balance forward statement)
  • Total paid by insurance including Medicaid, include explanation of benefits
  • Prescriptions must include the drug name, not just the RX number.
  • Name and address of treating physician or facility.

Orthodontic Work


For orthodontic work, please submit the following information from the Orthodontist or Dentist:
  • Name of child treated.
  • Start date of treatment.
  • Reason for treatment and statement of medical necessity.
  • Total cost of the treatment.
  • Total paid by insurance or rejection notice, include explanation of benefits.
  • Payment plan for orthodontist office.
  • Name and address of treating Orthodontist or Dentist.
If your order contains provisions for annual ordinary medical you must have bills that total the annual amount (refer to your order) for the number of children on the order per calendar year (January 1-December 31) before you can submit them to the other party or our office for assistance in collection. Any portion of a year would be pro-rated.

If you need further assistance, please contact Tina Weber at (989)224-5234.

Mailing Reimbursement Requests


Please mail to:   
Friend of the Court
100 E State Street
Ste 4100
St. Johns, MI 48879