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how long do you keep

I was just cleaning out my files and was wondering how long do most people keep all their medical bills and insurance benefits explanation (eob) . Dh says we can toss everything but I think we should keep the eob's

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Asked by mtnaspen at 3:37 PM on Dec. 6, 2010 in Health

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  • Rule of thumb is 7 years.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:38 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • i would keep them just to be safe you never know when it may come right back around and your kicking yourself right in the butt.

    Answer by Lynnsae at 3:39 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • keep them!!! never know what might come up even 7-10 years later. keep in a shoe box after its been so long. that way it doesnt get mixed up into your recent files.

    Answer by Onenamillion at 3:41 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • keep at least one for each year then throw the rest.

    Answer by sodapple at 4:46 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • I keep everything for 7-10 years and just keep archiving it.

    Answer by _Tam_ at 7:51 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • upsherises is correct.. Rule of thumb is 7 years

    Answer by Anidawehiwahya at 10:25 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

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