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Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer…

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer Blog

Covers Insurance Law. By the Law Office of Eric H. Luckman, P.A.

http://www.floridainsuranceclaimslawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider
    Our Palm Beach insurance claim attorneys noticed a recent interesting insurance law case. The suit, Hull & Co. v. Superior Court, involves "stranger liability," in other words whether a victim can sue the insurance broker who provided…
  • Apr 8

    When your insurer lets you down

    When your insurer lets you down
    If you are like most homeowners, you have paid your insurance premium monthly for as long as you've had your home. Then comes the day when you need to file a claim and your insurance company does everything in their power to avoid paying that…
  • Jan 28

    New Florida Bad Faith Insurance Decision

    New Florida Bad Faith Insurance Decision
    Residents in Palm Beach, Miami, and throughout southern Florida count on their insurance providers to be there when they need them. The entire purpose of paying premiums into an insurance policy is to provide peace of mind, knowing that…
Rank this Week: 593

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Look out below! [UPDATED]

    Look out below! [UPDATED]
    Such a success:"[A]n intriguing analysis of Covered California’s state-run exchange found that up to half the 1.2 million new enrollees might actually drop their coverage."To be fair, some of these folks will find new jobs with…
  • Apr 22

    Dying of Thirst (Literally)

    Dying of Thirst (Literally)
    One of the major problems of the ObamaTax is that it does not, in fact, save health care dollars. This problem plagues similar regimes as well, most notably the Much Vaunted National Health System©.Never fear, though, the MVNHS© has…
  • Apr 21

    Bounty Hunter

    Bounty Hunter
    What happens when you can't get enough people to follow the "law of the land" and purchase health insurance they don't want and can't afford unless the government robs the rich to pay the poor?If you can't threaten, coax, cajole or force them…
Rank this Week: 13

Physician Law

Physician Law

Features news, updates, and tips on legal issues affecting physicians and non-institutional providers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://physicianlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 22

    Changes to New Jersey’s Mental Health Privilege

    Changes to New Jersey’s Mental Health Privilege
    By Michael Coco The New Jersey Supreme Court, through the Committee on the Rules of Evidence (the “Committee”) is proposing changes to the rules on admitting evidence and allowing testimony from health care professionals involved…
  • Apr 1

    New Tool For HIPAA Security Assessment

    New Tool For HIPAA Security Assessment
    This past Friday, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, in collaboration with the HHS Office for Civil Rights and HHS Office of the General Counsel, developed a HIPAA “Security Risk Assessment…
  • Mar 12

    Why Medical Practice Mergers Fail (or Fail to Get Off the Ground)

    Why Medical Practice Mergers Fail (or Fail to Get Off the Ground)
    Mergers and acquisitions are exceedingly common in most industries as business leaders have seen the obvious value in consolidation. Even in healthcare, major players such as hospitals and insurance companies are moving to consolidate and…
Rank this Week: 4442

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

Offers news and commentary on specialty insurance, risk management and private equity, with an emphasis on professional liability and entrepreneurship. By Tennant Risk Services.

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • Apr 22

    Data Breach Report: Cyber Risks Continue to Increase

    Data Breach Report: Cyber Risks Continue to Increase
    Verizon has just released its 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report, and anyone interested in Cyber Risk and Cyber Risk Insurance should check it out. Also see an excellent summary article from Re/Code here. Key points: 2013 is going to go…
  • Apr 15

    Program Managers Need to Be Licensed

    Program Managers Need to Be Licensed
    A recent bulletin from the Excess Lines Association of NY (ELANY) notes that a program manager underwriting on behalf of an excess lines insurer must be licensed as an excess lines broker. Program manager also means cover holder, managing…
  • Apr 8

    Side A D&O Insurance

    Side A D&O Insurance
    D&O insurance (Directors & Officers) policy forms have evolved dramatically over the last decade or so, and now typically include a variety of coverage extensions. For private companies and non-profit entities EPL is an obvious…
Rank this Week: 1865

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Anti-Technicality Statute

    Anti-Technicality Statute
    Insurance lawyers need to know some of the more obscure areas of the Texas Insurance Code. A United States 5th Circuit of Appeals case dealt with the "Anti-Technically" Statute recently. The case is styled W.W. Rowland Trucking…
  • Apr 20

    Delay In Paying A Claim

    Delay In Paying A Claim
    Fort Worth insurance attorneys need to be aware of this 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision. The style of the case is W.W. Rowland Trucking Company, Inc. v. Max America Insurance Co. Here is the relevant information from the case....
  • Apr 19

    Life Insurance And Missed Payment

    Life Insurance And Missed Payment
    North Richland Hills Lawyers who handle life insurance claims can read this case and then tell potential clients they better hire an attorney. This case is from the United States District Court, Northern District, Fort Worth Division. The…
Rank this Week: 503

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Apr 22

    D&O Policy Excluding “Receiver” Claims Bars Coverage for FDIC Failed Bank Lawsuit

    D&O Policy Excluding “Receiver” Claims Bars Coverage for FDIC Failed Bank Lawsuit
    In an interesting April 7, 2014 opinion (here), Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone of the Eastern District of California, applying California law, held that a D&O insurance policy’s insured vs. insured exclusion precludes coverage…
  • Apr 21

    Flash Boys Litigation: High Frequency Traders, Brokers and Securities Exchanges Hit With Securities Suit

    Flash Boys Litigation: High Frequency Traders, Brokers and Securities Exchanges Hit With Securities Suit
    The topic of high frequency trading has dominated the business headlines since the late March publication of Michael Lewis’s new book, “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.”  The SEC, the U.S. Department of Justice and the…
  • Apr 21

    The Latest Stockpile of Readers’ Mug Shot

    The Latest Stockpile of Readers’ Mug Shot
    Because the latest round of mug shots is long overdue, quite a backlog of pictures has built up. The latest round of readers’ photos may be a bit late but it may also be one of the best collections yet.   Readers will recall that…
Rank this Week: 340

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 148

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Floridians May Get More Flood Insurance Option

    Floridians May Get More Flood Insurance Option
    The Florida Senate unanimously passed a bill on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, designed to encourage private insurance companies into the flood insurance market. Currently, Florida homeowners are often forced to obtain flood insurance through…
  • Mar 26

    Annual Florida Insurance Summit Held in January

    Annual Florida Insurance Summit Held in January
    Each year, the Florida Chamber of Commerce has a summit to discuss the insurance issues that have been important and will continue to be significant for the foreseeable future. This presents an interesting perspective about the problems and…
  • Mar 20

    New Florida Flood Insurance Program Could Include Earth Movement Coverage

    New Florida Flood Insurance Program Could Include Earth Movement Coverage
    As many victims of Hurricane Sandy throughout the Northeast are discovering, flood insurance policies issued under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) do not cover floods caused by "liquefaction of soil," also known as earth movement.…
Rank this Week: 2341

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
  • Apr 21

    The latest issue of Coverage Opinions by Randy Maniloff

    The latest issue of Coverage Opinions by Randy Maniloff
    The latest issue of Coverage Opinions by Randy Maniloff is out; there are some interesting discussions of coverage issues, along with some humor.  Check it out HERE some of the articles of interest include:   Alice In Wonderland…
  • Apr 11

    Court Holds That State Farm's "Good Neighbor" Slogan Is Just Opinion Or Puffery

    Court Holds That State Farm's "Good Neighbor" Slogan Is Just Opinion Or Puffery
    You gotta do what you gotta do to try to win a coverage case. But in Broadway v. State Farm, No. 13-628 (M.D. Ala. Mar. 19, 2014) an insured pushed it too hard. The court was woefully unimpressed with the insured’s efforts, even…
  • Apr 11

    Patient exclusion under CGL precludes coverage for ward 8th Cir

    Patient exclusion under CGL precludes coverage for ward 8th Cir
    In Volk v. Ace American Insurance Company, Johnson was developmentally disabled and required the use of an assistant.  While supervised by an assistant from North Country Home Care, Inc., he was blinded in his left eye by a BB gun…
Rank this Week: 726

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory…

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory Law Blog

Covers case law, regulation and legislation affecting the insurance industry. By Barger & Wollen LLP.

http://www.insurancelitigationregulatorylaw.com
  • Apr 21

    Use of cyberinsurance continues to grow

    Use of cyberinsurance continues to grow
    Travis Wall was extensively quoted in an article recently published in Dell’s Tech Page One about the growing use of cyberinsurance among companies. According to an August 2013 Ponemon Institute report, 76 percent of companies…
  • Feb 26

    Personal Injury Coverage Does not Apply to Data Breach

    Personal Injury Coverage Does not Apply to Data Breach
    According to a Law360 report, Sony Units Denied Coverage For Suits Tied To Cyber Attack (subscription required), a New York state judge ruled last Friday in the Zurich v. Sony insurance litigation that the stealing of consumer information…
  • Feb 25

    FTC Calls for National Data Security Standards as Proposed Legislation Stall

    FTC Calls for National Data Security Standards as Proposed Legislation Stall
    In congressional testimony, the Federal Trade Commission’s Chairwoman, Edith Ramirez, recently reiterated the FTC’s call for stronger data security laws, while federal legislation concerning data security and breach notification…
Rank this Week: 3930

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Apr 21

    Oklahoma Appraisal Endorsement May Be Non-Binding on Insurer

    Oklahoma Appraisal Endorsement May Be Non-Binding on Insurer
    In my last post, I wrote about my trip to Oklahoma and the opportunity to help victims of devastating hail storms and catastrophic tornadoes. One of the major reasons litigation is the most viable option in these claims is because many of the…
  • Apr 20

    Proving and Winning a First-Party Bad Faith Case, Part 6 - The Nuts and Bolts of Discovery

    Proving and Winning a First-Party Bad Faith Case, Part 6 - The Nuts and Bolts of Discovery
    In part 5 my series on Proving and Winning a First Party Bad Faith Case, I posted the interrogatories I recently served on the insurer’s attorney on a case I am handling in federal court in the Western District of Missouri. The…
  • Apr 18

    Do a Good Friday Pardon - Extend the Flood Proof of Loss Deadline

    Do a Good Friday Pardon - Extend the Flood Proof of Loss Deadline
    On Good Friday, it seems only fitting to think about justice and actions by those in power. I sent the following letter to my Congressional Representative, Kathy Castor, pleading for her to do something about the impending National Flood…
Rank this Week: 465

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    The Dangers of Medical Identity Theft

    The Dangers of Medical Identity Theft
    Identity theft has been a hot issue for the past few years. Increasing numbers of Americans are keeping a close eye on their bank and credit card statements, even taking the next step of reviewing their full credit report. However, unless…
  • Apr 18

    San Jose Accident Attorney on the Danger of Impaired Driving

    San Jose Accident Attorney on the Danger of Impaired Driving
    From fender-benders to fatal pile-ups, car crashes can often be traced back to one fundamentally dangerous decision, a truth we are reminded of daily as your San Jose car accident injury law firm. Opting to drive under the influence of…
  • Apr 17

    Doctor House Calls Become Latest Focus for Potential Medicare Fraud

    Doctor House Calls Become Latest Focus for Potential Medicare Fraud
    In an era when personalized, time-intensive medical care is seemingly a thing of the past, house calls from doctors have become a quaint, increasingly rare form of interaction between physicians and their patients. That is why San Francisco…
Rank this Week: 3387

First Party Property Insurance…

First Party Property Insurance Blog

Covers first party property insurance claims. By Todd Legal.

http://firstpartyproperty.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Photos and Update: Villages Sinkhole Collapse

    Photos and Update: Villages Sinkhole Collapse
    image from the Orlando Sentinel image from Bay News 9 image from villages-news.com On Saturday night, a 60 feet deep and 50 feet wide sinkhole collapse occurred between two homes in the Villages.  A few weeks ago, a small hole began to…
  • Apr 7

    Supreme Court Decides Curran: CME in UM Case a Condition Subsequent

    Supreme Court Decides Curran: CME in UM Case a Condition Subsequent
    In March, Florida’s Supreme Court decided whether an insurer of uninsured motorist (“UM”) coverage has to prove prejudice when the insured fails to attend a compulsory medical examination (“CME”).…
  • Apr 1

    New Federal Franqui Decision on Sinkhole, Structural Damage, and Testing Requirement

    New Federal Franqui Decision on Sinkhole, Structural Damage, and Testing Requirement
    Federal Judge James Whittemore recently joined Judges Radabaugh, Merryday and Lazzara in finding that “structural damage” caused by sinkhole activity must mean more than “damage to the structure caused by sinkhole…
Rank this Week: 2057

No Fault Defender

No Fault Defender

Provides a defense attorney's perspective on New York's No-Fault law. By Jason Tenenbaum.

http://nofault.lisquared.com
  • Apr 20

    Disagreement with the law does not raise an issue of fact

    Disagreement with the law does not raise an issue of fact
    American Tr. Ins. Co. v. Plummer, Index #: 153300/12 (Sup. Ct NY Co. 2014) “Defendants’ arguments, inter alia that Unitrin was wrongly decided fail to raise any triable issue of fact.  Discovery will not change the fact that…
  • Apr 19

    How Huntington/Travelers can play out

    How Huntington/Travelers can play out
    Huntington Med. Plaza, P.C. v Travelers Indem. Company This was previously discussed on here.  Many of us believe this was a half baked decision. Some claims manager wanted me to put this question out here.  I am seeking comments.…
  • Apr 19

    Alrof citing again – never a good thing

    Alrof citing again – never a good thing
    Muhammad Tahir, M.D., P.C. v Hertz Claims Mgt.,2014 NY Slip Op 50625(U)(App. Term 2d Dept. 2014) “The Civil Court denied defendant’s motion.” “Because defendant failed to submit proof by someone with personal knowledge…
Rank this Week: 4953

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Is Chronic Lyme Disease More Debilitating Than Other Chronic Illnesses? New CDC Survey says Yes.

    Is Chronic Lyme Disease More Debilitating Than Other Chronic Illnesses? New CDC Survey says Yes.
    A recently published patient survey found that those with chronic Lyme disease experience significantly lower health quality status compared to those with other chronic diseases. In a study of over 3,000 patients with chronic Lyme disease,…
  • Apr 15

    Asking the Right Questions About Your Disability Coverage

    Asking the Right Questions About Your Disability Coverage
    We represent a number of clients who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis and various other rheumatic conditions. Recently, the American College of Rheumatology posted a blog on its website advising the newly diagnosed to ask the…
  • Apr 14

    Claim Denied! ... How To Deal With Surprising Insurance Denial

    Claim Denied! ... How To Deal With Surprising Insurance Denial
    It’s safe to say that most insureds have dealt with some type of insurance obstacle, whether it was a billing error that seemed nearly impossible to correct, a medication/procedure/treatment that was unfairly denied, or an outright…
Rank this Week: 918

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

Covers global insurance and reinsurance law and news. By Goldberg Segalla.

http://www.insurerereport.com/
Rank this Week: 2684

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 17

    Employers Start Your Reporting (or at Least Start Preparing)

    Employers Start Your Reporting (or at Least Start Preparing)
    Effective in 2015, PPACA requires that employers “report” information about the health coverage they offer to employees.  IRC Section 6055 requires employers and insurers to report information about the entity providing…
  • Apr 15

    PPACA Compliance: It Is Not Just About Taxe

    PPACA Compliance: It Is Not Just About Taxe
    In today’s New York Times online, there is an article titled “Tax Preparers’ New Role: Health-Coverage Advisers.”  In it, there is a quote from a tax preparation professional who says “[w]e’re the…
  • Apr 9

    April is a Busy Month: IRS Releases Guidance on Same Sex Marriage and Retirement Plan Rollover

    April is a Busy Month: IRS Releases Guidance on Same Sex Marriage and Retirement Plan Rollover
    We are less than halfway into April and already the IRS has issued two notices that provide some long awaited guidance related to retirement plan administration.  One addresses treatment of same-sex marriages post-Windsor and the other…
Rank this Week: 1320

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Apr 17

    Completed operations coverage for construction defect

    Completed operations coverage for construction defect
    When I was in grammar school, the class wise guy was a kid named Nicky DeLuca.  One day, we were in gym class, and the coach was trying to teach us the importance of fundamentals in basketball.  “You have to have a strong…
  • Mar 27

    Directors & Officers Insurance, the FDIC, and the "Insured v. Insured" exclusion

    Directors & Officers Insurance, the FDIC, and the "Insured v. Insured" exclusion
    I heard free-market economist Lawrence Reed speak today at a Foundation for Free Enterprise luncheon.  Mr. Reed made the point that for free markets to function properly, citizens must assign top priority to raising the caliber of their…
  • Mar 3

    Additional Insured Coverage and the Employer's Liability Exclusion

    Additional Insured Coverage and the Employer's Liability Exclusion
    My late Uncle Carmen was an accountant who worked for the IRS.  One tax season, I was grousing about how complicated the 1040 form could be. Uncle Carmen didn’t suffer fools gladly, and, with the veins bulging from his neck,…
Rank this Week: 2585

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

Comments on Massachusetts social security disability law. By Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Expedited Process for Veterans and Benefits for PTSD

    Expedited Process for Veterans and Benefits for PTSD
    In addition to having to reintegrate after deployment, many veterans will return with catastrophic injuries, including amputation, paralysis, burns, and other disabilities. For some, the damage will be psychological, resulting in…
  • Apr 13

    Advocates Urge Congress to Pass ABLE Act to Help the Disabled

    Advocates Urge Congress to Pass ABLE Act to Help the Disabled
    In February of 2013, Congress introduced the ABLE act. ABLE stands for The Achieve a Better Life Experience Act. The Act had more than 400 co-sponsors in the House and the Senate, and disability advocates spoke out in favor of it. …
  • Apr 7

    Longer Waits Expected for Disability Hearing

    Longer Waits Expected for Disability Hearing
    When an application for disability benefits is denied, there are several different stages of appeal for which a Boston disability benefits attorney can apply. The first step is to put in a request for reconsideration and have your claim…
Rank this Week: 3210

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Covers class actions against insurance companies. By Robinson & Cole LLP.

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
Rank this Week: 1099

Grimshaw Blog

Grimshaw Blog

Covers construction and insurance issues in New Zealand. By Grimshaw & Co.

http://www.grimshaw.co.nz/wordpress/
Rank this Week: 1980

National Insurance Law Forum

National Insurance Law Forum

Discussion forum among insurance industry professionals, risk managers, attorneys, policyholders, students, and others with an interest in the development of American insurance law.

http://www.insurancelawforum.com/
  • Apr 15

    Preparing For the Aftermath of the Medicare Data Release

    Preparing For the Aftermath of the Medicare Data Release
     The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has just released a large set of data [http://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-releases/2014-Press-releases-items/2014-04-09.html] regarding the provision of services to…
  • Apr 1

    New York Federal Court Awards Excess Insurer Full Policy Limits in Bad Faith Claim Against Primary Insurer

    New York Federal Court Awards Excess Insurer Full Policy Limits in Bad Faith Claim Against Primary Insurer
    In a March 31, 2014 decision, the Northern District of New York found a primary insurer liable to an excess insurer for bad faith settlement practices in the defense of its insured in an underlying motor vehicle lawsuit. After a bench trial…
  • Mar 15

    Seventh Circuit Rejects Staff Counsel Challenge

    Seventh Circuit Rejects Staff Counsel Challenge
    While most state courts have sustained the right of insurers to use staff counsel, nearly all require that the insured be advised that the lawyers in question are employees of the insurance company. A new Indiana case has raised and…
Rank this Week: 2428

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

Blog about current issues in Mississippi law including personal injury, divorce and insurance.

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 15

    I thought stuff like this only occurred in the minds of law professor

    I thought stuff like this only occurred in the minds of law professor
    From years ago in a contract or property class in law school I vaguely remember a professor describing a situation where a swimming pool was accidentally built at the wrong house.  Maybe it was supposed to be built at 101 Jones Street…
  • Apr 11

    Gone fishing

    Gone fishing
    From the 1960 Missouri Court of Appeals case of Moore v. Moore: We will agree with respondent in his definition of Stone County freedoms that a husband has a right to go fishing. And we will go further and say that this right extends to…
  • Mar 24

    Is Justice for Sale in Arkansas? —-update

    Is Justice for Sale in Arkansas? —-update
    Matt Campbell at the Blue Hog Report provides an update on Judge Mike Maggio in Arkansas.  According to Campbell, The Arkansas Supreme Court stripped Judge Maggio of his docket.  The Arkansas Business Journal has a similar story.…
Rank this Week: 2297

Boston Workers Compensation…

Boston Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury and insurance law. By Michael O. Smith.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2755

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Apr 15

    CBO Updates ACA Impact Estimate

    CBO Updates ACA Impact Estimate
    Concurrently with its April 2014 update of February 2014 projections of federal revenues and spending through 2024, the Congressional Budget Office revised its projection of how the Affordable Care Act will change insurance coverage, federal…
  • Apr 14

    Is The Full-Time Employer Mandate Causing Employers to Cut Weekly Work Hours?

    Is The Full-Time Employer Mandate Causing Employers to Cut Weekly Work Hours?
    Probably not yet, on net, this year, seems to be the correct answer, though temp staffing is trending upward.  Here are three charts that we created from data obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. CHANGE IN % OF…
  • Apr 10

    Who’s At Risk for Non-Payment During the ACA Subsidy “Grace Period”?

    Who’s At Risk for Non-Payment During the ACA Subsidy “Grace Period”?
    It’s buried deep, in small type, in a set of rules issued almost a year, and thousands of Federal Register pages ago.   Here’s the setup.  Jimmy has a chronic medical problem, and knows it, but he cannot afford…
Rank this Week: 1171

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

Covers disability insurance claim and bad faith information. By Quadrino Schwartz.

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Overstating Your Restrictions & Limitations May Harm Your Claim

    Overstating Your Restrictions & Limitations May Harm Your Claim
              The vast majority of long term disability claims arise out of diseases or conditions that cause pain such as a ruptured discs, migraine headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia.…
  • Apr 10

    DON’T FORGET SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS

    DON’T FORGET SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS
    Social Security disability benefits are an important consideration in connection with your long-term disability claim.  If you are filing a long-term disability claim, you should simultaneously consider applying for and obtaining Social…
  • Apr 3

    FEDERAL COURT REPRIMANDS UNUM FOR ATTEMPTING TO RE-WRITE POLICY TO TERMINATE DISABILITY CLAIM

    FEDERAL COURT REPRIMANDS UNUM FOR ATTEMPTING TO RE-WRITE POLICY TO TERMINATE DISABILITY CLAIM
    On March 24, 2014, a federal judge in Ohio reprimanded Unum for attempting to re-write the terms of its own policy in order to cut off disability benefits of one of its insured physicians. The plaintiff in Jalali v. Unum Life Insurance…
Rank this Week: 1027

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2205

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Injured by a Recalled Product?

    Injured by a Recalled Product?
    You may have heard about the recent ignition switch recall by General Motors. http://www.gm.com/ignition-switch-recall.html. Such product recalls are not uncommon and the chances are that you have received a letter at some point in your life…
  • Apr 10

    The international aspect of personal injury law

    The international aspect of personal injury law
    Were you injured abroad by an American product? Or, were you in the United States when you were personally injured and now reside abroad? If either situation applies to you, you may be entitled to the benefit of an American court – even…
  • Apr 9

    How long do I have to file a lawsuit and when is it too early to get an attorney?

    How long do I have to file a lawsuit and when is it too early to get an attorney?
    In short, the answers are: It depends and it’s never too early to consider legal representation. Each personal injury matter is subject to a statute of limitations. Essentially, this term means that you only have so long to file your…
Rank this Week: 27

The Medicare Compliance Blog

The Medicare Compliance Blog

Covers Medicare secondary payer compliance, Medicare set-asides, mandatory insurer reporting, recovery resolutions, conditional payment notification, Medicare risk assessment, self-administration support issues, Medicare impact on long-term care. By Gould & Lamb.

http://themedicarecomplianceblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Self Administration Toolkit for WCMSA

    Self Administration Toolkit for WCMSA
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services added a Self Administration Toolkit for Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements on April 11
  • Mar 28

    House Passes Measure to Delay ICD-10 Transition

    House Passes Measure to Delay ICD-10 Transition
    By voice vote on Thursday, March 27, the House approved another temporary (one-year) fix to prevent steep cuts in Medicare’s physician reimbursement scheduled to take effect March 31. It now moves to the Senate which is expected to take…
  • Mar 13

    After FDA Authorization, Lots of Pressure to Rescind Zohydro ER Approval

    After FDA Authorization, Lots of Pressure to Rescind Zohydro ER Approval
    In October 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) went against the recommendation of its own advisory committee and approved Zohydro® ER. The FDA's Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Advisory Committee of independent experts voted…
Rank this Week: 3351

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Apr 11

    CMS Publishes Self-Administration Toolkit

    CMS Publishes Self-Administration Toolkit
    On April 11, 2014, CMS added an entire subsection to its WCMSA website for self-administration help. In the agency’s usual overreaching style, it has created requirements that are not supported by any law or regulation. While many of…
  • Apr 4

    Zohydro ER – The New Actiq

    Zohydro ER – The New Actiq
    Yesterday MEDVAL did its first MSA evaluation for a California applicant taking Zohydo ER. We were genuinely shocked as this drug was not even expected to hit the market until March so we didn’t really anticipate seeing it included in…
  • Mar 24

    Louisiana Attorneys Seek MSA Seed Money as Fee

    Louisiana Attorneys Seek MSA Seed Money as Fee
    On March 19, 2014, the Court of Appeal of Louisiana affirmed an OWC ruling denying two attorneys a request for their fee. While attorneys are frequently criticized for the amounts they take from settlements, no one expects them to work for…
Rank this Week: 212

Washington State Insurance Law…

Washington State Insurance Law Blog

Features summaries of recent appellate court opinions on issues of law important to the Washington insurance industry. By Jason W. Anderson.

http://www.washingtoninsurancelaw.com/
  • Apr 11

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'
    The 'R' Street Institute, a new think tank focusing on free markets, has published its inaugural research project, a state-by-state report card on insurance regulation. The Institute measured states' performance based on fourteen…
  • Oct 25

    No Jury Required at Reasonableness Hearing

    No Jury Required at Reasonableness Hearing
    The Washington Supreme Court held today in a 6/3 split decision that an insurer is not entitled to have a jury decide the reasonableness of a covenant judgment.
  • Jul 1

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'
    The 'R' Street Institute, a new think tank focusing on free markets, has published its inaugural research project, a state-by-state report card on insurance regulation.
Rank this Week: 1771

Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers long term disability news and updates. By Frankel & Newfield, PC.

http://www.disabilityinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Court Awards Judgment to Long Term Disability Claimant Against CIGNA

    Court Awards Judgment to Long Term Disability Claimant Against CIGNA
    A Federal Judge in Nevada has granted judgment to a Long Term Disability insurance claimant in her claim against CIGNA/LINA, following a bench trial. The court ruled for the claimant, notwithstanding its finding of fact that CIGNA…
  • Apr 8

    Liberty Life Found to Have Abused Its Discretion in ERISA Disability Claim

    Liberty Life Found to Have Abused Its Discretion in ERISA Disability Claim
    A Federal Judge in Pennsylvania has reversed a decision by Liberty Life to deny benefits to an ERISA disability insurance claimant, whose claim for benefits was not paid. The Court reached its determination that Liberty Life abused its…
  • Apr 8

    Greater Long Island Dental Meeting - See you there!

    Greater Long Island Dental Meeting - See you there!
    We are headed to this year's GLIDM, held at the Huntington Hilton - Long Island's biggest gathering of dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, oral surgeons, dental practice administrators and other members of the dental profession, who…
Rank this Week: 1370

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

Covers developments in cyber law and insurance. By Richard J. Bortnick.

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Apr 9

    The Insurance Industry and ICANN: The Next Frontier

    The Insurance Industry and ICANN: The Next Frontier
    We all take the Internet for granted.  Short of a power outage taking down phone lines, cell towers and satellite transmissions, the Internet will always there. Like death and taxes, you can count on it. Not that the paradigm will change…
  • Mar 6

    The Dos and Don’ts of Navigating The Cloud: A Business Guide For Cloud Computing

    The Dos and Don’ts of Navigating The Cloud: A Business Guide For Cloud Computing
    Cloud computing is the storage of data on remote computer servers and the sharing and transmittal of such information by way of the internet. Use of the cloud enables both businesses and casual users to maintain as much or as little…
  • Mar 3

    New York Court to Sony: No Personal Injury Coverage for You!

    New York Court to Sony: No Personal Injury Coverage for You!
    As many of us have been saying since the advent of cyber insurance coverage, cyber policies potentially cover privacy risks and exposures, not Commercial General Liability policies, be it under a property damage or a personal/advertising…
Rank this Week: 4840

The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

Covers structured settlements and related products and services from the insurance and legal communities.

http://www.finnfinancialgroup.com/learn-more/blog/
  • Apr 8

    Promising Research for Spinal Cord Injurie

    Promising Research for Spinal Cord Injurie
    April 8, 201 4 – According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, approximately 12,000 new cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) are reported each year with motor vehicle crashes accounting for a plurality of those reported…
  • Apr 7

    Life Expectancy Calculator

    Life Expectancy Calculator
    April 7, 2014 – If you’re tired of those boring life expectancy tables that lump everyone into two categories – male and female – to estimate how long you’re most likely going to live, have we got a calculator…
  • Apr 1

    Our 5th Anniversary

    Our 5th Anniversary
    April 1, 2014 – Five years ago, in the midst of the greatest economic calamity in more than three-quarters of a century, Finn Financial Group opened its doors for business with a pledge to help others “achieve maximum financial…
Rank this Week: 2249

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith. By Stephen Rosenberg.

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1895

Long Term Disability Law Blog

Long Term Disability Law Blog

Covers long term disability advocacy, disability benefits and claimant tips. By Riemer & Associates LLC.

http://www.longtermdisabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1706

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Provides news and commentary on the legal developments in the secondary insurance market, with an emphasis on the secondary market's impact upon the insurance industry. By Katherine Scanlon and Peter Vodola.

http://secondaryinsurancemarketblog.com/recent-posts/
  • Mar 31

    California Court: Factoring Transaction Not In Payee’s Best Interest

    California Court: Factoring Transaction Not In Payee’s Best Interest
    An unemployed, disabled, single mother’s best interests would not be served by the sale of nearly $100,000 in structured settlement payments in exchange for an immediate lump sum of $40,000, a California trial court judge ruled a few…
  • Mar 25

    Another Lottery Winner’s Cautionary Tale

    Another Lottery Winner’s Cautionary Tale
    A Kentucky man’s tale of winning the lottery and then dying broke recently made headlines in the United Kingdom, and it has also caught the attention of in the U.S. The Daily Mail earlier this month published a story under the headline:…
  • Mar 24

    Judge Sentences Couple To Prison Over Life Settlements Scheme

    Judge Sentences Couple To Prison Over Life Settlements Scheme
    A federal judge in California this month sentenced a couple to five years in prison , and ordered them to pay more than $13 million in restitution to victims of a life settlements scheme, according to reports from news and government sources.…
Rank this Week: 357

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

Covers ERISA and non-ERISA issues on disability, life and health insurance law. By Barger & Wolen.

http://www.lifehealthdisabilityinsurancelaw.com/
  • Mar 31

    Towers Watson risk transfer program aims to offload retiree health care risk

    Towers Watson risk transfer program aims to offload retiree health care risk
    Last week, Towers Watson & Co. unveiled a program that would enable employers to eliminate unfunded retiree health care plan liabilities for Medicare-eligible retirees by shifting those liabilities to insurers through the purchase of…
  • Feb 27

    Heimeshoff highlights the importance of contractual limitation periods in ERISA plan

    Heimeshoff highlights the importance of contractual limitation periods in ERISA plan
    Since Heimeshoff, three district court cases have already held that lawsuits to recover ERISA plan benefits were barred by the plan’s contractual limitation period. The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Heimeshoff v. Hartford…
  • Feb 12

    Compliance: Cigna v. Amara and how ERISA summary plan descriptions have changed

    Compliance: Cigna v. Amara and how ERISA summary plan descriptions have changed
    Before the Supreme Court issued its 2011 opinion in Cigna v. Amara, an ERISA plan’s summary plan description (SPD) was widely considered to be part of the plan’s governing documents. Plan terms found only in the SPD were…
Rank this Week: 775

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement Programs, Welfare Benefit Plans, Executive Benefits, and Employee Ownership Programs. By National Benefits Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4456

Life Insurance Law Blog

Life Insurance Law Blog

By Currin Compliance Services, LLC.

http://www.currincompliance.com/life-insurance-law-blog/
Rank this Week: 2713

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury, medical malpractice and workers compensation law. By Ackerman Law Office, P.C.

http://www.springfieldinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Stacking Underinsured Policie

    Stacking Underinsured Policie
    Underinsured Stacking The first District Court of Appeals decided an interesting case about stacking as applies to uninsured and underinsured policies. In Allstate vs Trujillo 2014 Il.App (1st) 123419, the court decided that parties can…
  • Feb 26

    Third Party Action with Workers Compensation

    Third Party Action with Workers Compensation
    The Appellate Court recently decided a case involving the interplay between the Workers' Compensation Act and joint liability in Ramirez v FCL Builders, Inc. According to the Illinois Worker's Compensation Act an employee cannot sue his or…
  • Dec 8

    Illinois Pension Reform (2013) is Unconstitutional

    Illinois Pension Reform (2013) is Unconstitutional
    I promised when I was on the radio to post links to both the act which contains no new Illinois pension reform and a post to an article by Eric Madiar regarding the constitutional amendment which prohibits diminishment or impairment to…
Rank this Week: 3733

Georgia Insurance Defense Lawyer…

Georgia Insurance Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers employer liability, food liability, insurance bad faith, CGL policy, and medical malpractice topics. By Levy & Pruett.

http://www.georgiainsurancedefenselawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1107

Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

Provides analysis of trends and developments in the area of insurance coverage law. By Farella Braun + Martel.

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
  • Mar 18

    Mitigating Cyber Risk: Strategies to Reduce Exposure

    Mitigating Cyber Risk: Strategies to Reduce Exposure
    It’s official—cybersecurity is now a top-ranked risk at the board level, according to the “Lloyds Risk Index 2013.” This should make digital risk a focus of senior corporate management. Those managing corporate risk should leverage…
  • Feb 19

    Common Policyholder Pitfalls When Navigating London Aviation Insurance Claim

    Common Policyholder Pitfalls When Navigating London Aviation Insurance Claim
    By Dennis Cusack and Erica Villanueva Maintaining appropriate insurance is critical for the entire aviation industry. Many US-based airlines, aircraft owners/financiers, and aircraft lease servicers devote significant resources at the front…
  • Oct 8

    The CGL “Business Risk” Exclusion

    The CGL “Business Risk” Exclusion
    I recently came upon an interesting case from the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit that examined the complex and confusing Commercial General Liability (CGL) “business risk” exclusions. Oxford Aviation, Inc. et al. v.…
Rank this Week: 4323

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance bad faith, and LTD policy issues. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michiganlongtermdisabilityinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Mar 13

    CIGNA OVERTURNS LTD CLAIM DENIAL AFTER SMDA APPEAL

    CIGNA OVERTURNS LTD CLAIM DENIAL AFTER SMDA APPEAL
    SMDA prepared a comprehensive administrative appeal on behalf of a gentleman who had been forced to stop working as a press operator as a result of ongoing orthopedic problems with his neck. He had underwent cervical discectomy surgery as a…
  • Feb 28

    6th Circuit Considers extent of Equitable Remedie

    6th Circuit Considers extent of Equitable Remedie
    The 6th Circuit recently granted a request for en banc review of the Rochow v Life Insurance of North America case where a three judge panel determined that the claimant could recover for unjust enrichment the profits the insurance company…
  • Feb 4

    SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH LTD INSURERS

    SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH LTD INSURERS
    As a follow up to the last post, the US Supreme Court sided with the Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company enforcing its contractual limitations period. In Heimeshoff v Hartford Life and Acc. Insur. Co., ______S.Ct. _______ (2013).…
Rank this Week: 1626

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Mar 7

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement
    In Wells Fargo Company USA v. v. ABD Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. (No. 13–15625) the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals found an abuse of discretion when a U.S. District Court denied a request for a preliminary injunction.…
  • Jan 30

    Smoke Detector Compliance Law Change

    Smoke Detector Compliance Law Change
    Commencing July 1, 2014 under SB-745, all smoke alarms including combination smoke alarms, that are solely battery powered shall contain a nonreplaceable, nonremovable battery that is capable of powering the smoke alarm for at least 10…
  • Dec 13

    San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban Upheld on Appeal

    San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban Upheld on Appeal
    A unanimous California Court of Appeal upheld San Francisco’s expanded plastic bag ban, marking the latest in a string of victories for local laws phasing out single-use plastic bags. The case is Save the Plastic Bag Coalition v.…
Rank this Week: 1812