Bixby, OK asked in Health Care Law for Oklahoma

Q: Is it legal for a hospital to require a copy of our Federal income tax return when I am paying faithfully every month?

I have already provided copies of all our income, including bank statements for both our checking and savings accounts, copies of our Social Security allotments, and current copies of all our monthly checks from our retirement and financial investments for IRAs, etc.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Oklahoma attorney could answer you best, as insurance practices are governed by state law. But your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, if someone is paying full fare for insurance coverage, they shouldn't have to disclose personal financial information. If their plan is subsidized, they can generally be asked to provide reasonable income verification of whatever type the carrier requires, as limited by state laws. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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