Medical Bill in Collection for me going to my stepfather...
I was working for a lady who was a dentist. She told me she could close up my gaps (in my front teeth) for me and we just charge the insurance and not me because I worked for her. I know with any insurance usually there is a deductible that has to be paid. When I went to swipe my card to pay my deductible she told me "NO" we will just charge the insurance. The total for the procedure she did was $702. Under my mother's insurance which I was under after the age of 22 you cannot be covered my the insurance.
She preformed the procedure two days before my birthday. We submitted the claim to the insurance and waited. When the claim came back the insurance denied the claim stating that the procedure could not be covered. My stepfather and his children came to get their teeth cleaned and my stepfather ssn # was required in order to submit claims for the children. So his ssn# was on file. She sent another claim but she lied and said I had broken teeth and they needed to be fixed (that was not true!). The insurance denied the claim again. She told me we just going to keep trying.
The following week I found a better paying job so I left the dental practice. After a week when I left she sent me a bill for $702 for the procedure that she told me I didn't have to pay. So finally my stepfather started receiving collection notices from a collection agency she used.
Can they go through my stepfather for the money? He is not real family to me, so how can they do that or maybe she told the collection agency it was his debt. What are my rights legally and how do I resolve this matter?