2018 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXIII - Corporations, Associations and Partnerships
Chapter 354 - Health Services Corporations — Health Maintenance Organizations — Prepaid Dental Plans
Section 354.335 Damages allowed if corporation without reasonable cause refuses to pay.
Effective 28 Aug 1983
Title XXIII CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPSChapter 354
354.335. Damages allowed if corporation without reasonable cause refuses to pay. — In any action against any corporation subject to the provisions of sections 354.010 to 354.380 to recover the amount of any loss under a policy of health insurance, if it appears from the evidence that such corporation has refused to pay such loss without reasonable cause or excuse, the court or jury may, in addition to the amount thereof and interest, allow the plaintiff damages not to exceed twenty percent of the first fifteen hundred dollars of the loss, and ten percent of the amount of the loss in excess of fifteen hundred dollars and a reasonable attorney's fee; and the court shall enter judgment for the aggregate sum found in the verdict.
(L. 1983 H.B. 127)