Recently, I was talking to one of my clients.
She was unhappy with the fees she was getting from insurance companies.
Sadly she was also unhappy about how often she got paid too.
Therefore she wanted me to contact all insurance companies and do something about it.
Unfortunately, not only had she agreed on her fees, she had agreed on the payment terms too.
When she applied for recognition with the various insurance companies towards the end of 2018, she thought to give it a year and she would be able to increase her fees.
Sadly, this was never going to happen.
Certainly, she could ask the question but it was doubtful she would get an increase.
And that’s precisely what happened.
There is not a lot she can do about it.
Nor can I.
So instead she wanted the payment terms amended.
Two of the insurance companies paid her within a few days.
Others paid her once a week.
The remaining insurance companies paid her monthly.
She wanted ALL insurance companies to pay her within a few days.
This is never going to happen either.
The reality is, just as it is with fees, the insurance companies are in the driving seat.
They are not going to amend their payment terms.
Even more so when the consultant agreed to the terms originally.
I’m all for arguing with insurance companies.
But I won’t pick an argument that I know every well I won’t win. There is no point.
If you agree to your fees and your payment terms, you pretty much are stuck with them.