thelocal.fr A retired Frenchman became embroiled in bureaucratic nightmare after he was denied a refund through his state health insurance on the grounds he was dead. He has been asked to prove otherwise. The 68-year-old man from the Vosges region was left aghast recently when he was informed by his insurers they could not process his refund. “I received a letter on July 8 from the Social Security of Independent Professions telling me that the refund was not possible on the grounds of my death on January 4th 2010,” Jean-Mairie Sevrain told AFP. Sevrain was only seeking a refund of €23 for a visit to the doctor to pick up some prescription drugs against diabetes as he has done “every three months for many years”. “When I got the letter, I thought I was dreaming, then my wife and I started laughing,” he said. “What is bizarre is that I am supposed to be dead but the letter indicates I had the possibility to appeal,” Sevrain said. to read more: thelocal.fr
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