Year: 2023

Can an Insurance Company Cancel Your Policy?

Published on December 22, 2023, by Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp

Insurance Bad Faith

Prices seem to be getting more and more costly for virtually everything nowadays. Most of us wouldn't be able to afford to receive medical care without health insurance. Not only is it illegal, but it would be cost-prohibitive to operate a vehicle (given the prospect of getting involved in a crash) without auto insurance. And making an investment in buying a home (something that could potentially be destroyed by a fire) wouldn't make economic sense if it weren't for homeowners insurance. But what if that policy were to [...]
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Can I Change My Insurance Mid-Policy?

Published on December 22, 2023, by Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp

Insurance Bad Faith Disputes

If you live in Nevada and have been considering changing your insurance mid-policy, you're not alone. Life is unpredictable, and circumstances can change in the blink of an eye. Whether you've bought a new car, moved to a different neighborhood, or simply want to explore better coverage options, the question lingers—can you change your insurance mid-policy in Nevada? (more…)
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How Long Does It Take Health Insurers To Process a Claim?

Published on December 20, 2023, by Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp

Insurance Bad Faith

You’ve gone to the doctor, done lab work, needed X-rays, or a specialty procedure. You pay your copay if you have one, and then you go home. Weeks or even months later, you receive an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) letter in the mail from your insurance company. This document shows the medical treatments you had and which of those services were paid to your doctor by your insurance. It also shows which services your insurance didn’t cover and what costs you’re now expected to pay to your doctor. [...]
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Catholic Sisters Sue Smith & Wesson Over Sale of AR-15 Assault Rifles

Published on December 13, 2023, by Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp

News

Attorney Matthew L. Sharp is representing a group of activists who are seeking to halt the production, sale, and marketing of AR-15 assault-style rifles in the United States. The lawsuit was filed jointly by a congregation known as Catholic Sisters, made up of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Sisters of Bon Secours USA, Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, and Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus & Mary, U.S.-Ontario Province. As shareholders in Smith & Wesson, the Catholic Sisters’ lawsuit seeks to hold the board members liable for [...]
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The Risks of Network Medical Plans and Unqualified Hospitals

Published on October 6, 2023, by Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp

Insurance Bad Faith

You did the right thing. You maintained health insurance coverage through your employer or purchased your own plan through the marketplace, but in your time of need, you ended up at a hospital that couldn’t care for your condition. This is, unfortunately, one of the risks of network medical plans and unqualified hospitals. But at the Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp, we know that patients have more rights than they think they do. We invite you to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation with an experienced Reno [...]
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Health Insurance and the Protections of Obamacare vs. Non-Obamacare

Published on October 6, 2023, by Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp

Insurance Bad Faith

Going to the doctor shouldn’t mean worrying about whether your appointment will be covered. Unfortunately, understanding the nuances of health insurance and the protections of Obamacare vs. non-Obamacare coverage isn’t easy. Health insurers continue to maximize profits by shrouding coverage benefits and appeals processes in confusion. When policyholders aren’t sure of their rights, they don’t have the confidence or means to do anything about it. That’s why at the Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp, we’re proud to demystify how health insurance works. If you need help securing [...]
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Why Is Appealing a Health Insurance Denial So Complicated?

Published on September 22, 2023, by Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp

Insurance Bad Faith

It’s an experience so common that most people have been through it at least once in their lifetime—an unexpected insurance denial. But for as often as this happens, far fewer people ever appeal the decision. So why is appealing a health insurance denial so complicated, and is there anything we can do about it? Insurance companies shouldn’t be allowed to play games with your health. If you’re dealing with a denied claim and need help, please contact the Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp. We’ll match you with [...]
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How To Know When You Can File an Insurance Bad Faith Claim

Published on August 11, 2023, by Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp

Insurance Bad Faith

You paid your insurance premiums on time, every time. And now that you need help with your claim, the insurance company is being anything but cooperative. So how do you know when you can file an insurance bad faith claim? If your insurance claim has been denied or you think you’re being treated unfairly, an insurance bad faith lawyer from our Reno office can talk you through your options. Key Highlights: Every insurance company has a duty to treat policyholders fairly. Many insurers choose to unfairly deny claims—a [...]
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Why Are Health Insurance Claim Denial Rates Kept Private?

Published on July 7, 2023, by Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp

Insurance Bad Faith

Your doctor wants you to receive a certain treatment, but your insurance company said “no.” And now you’ve learned that your insurer is well known for denying seemingly valid claims. If you had access to that information, you might have made a different decision when deciding on an insurance provider. So why are health insurance claim denial rates kept private? Health insurance companies choose to keep their denial rates private for a very simple reason. Their priority has always been profits over people. (more…)
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