1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 and NRS 439B.754, a society shall approve or deny a claim relating to a certificate of health insurance
within 30 days after the society receives the claim. If the claim is approved, the society shall pay the claim within 30 days after it
is approved. If the approved claim is not paid within that period, the society shall pay interest
on the claim at the rate of interest established pursuant to NRS 99.040 unless a different rate of interest is established pursuant to an express written
contract between the society and the provider of health care. The interest must be calculated from 30 days after the date on which the claim is
approved until the claim is paid.
2. If the society requires additional information to determine whether to approve
or deny the claim, it shall notify the claimant of its request for the additional
information within 20 days after it receives the claim. The society shall notify the provider of health care of all the specific reasons
for the delay in approving or denying the claim. The society shall approve or deny the claim within 30 days after receiving the additional
information. If the claim is approved, the society shall pay the claim within 30 days after it
receives the additional information. If the approved claim is not paid within that period, the society shall pay interest
on the claim in the manner prescribed in subsection 1.
3. A society shall not request a claimant to resubmit information that the claimant
has already provided to the society, unless the society provides a legitimate reason
for the request and the purpose of the request is not to delay the payment of the
claim, harass the claimant or discourage the filing of claims.
4. A society shall not pay only part of a claim that has been approved and is fully
5. A court shall award costs and reasonable attorney's fees to the prevailing party
in an action brought pursuant to this section.
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