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InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

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  • Jul 21

    Taking it on Faith

    Taking it on Faith
    So, got this in email today from Sally and Dave:"Due to the cost per month now with [carrier], we are looking at one of the medical cost sharing programs.  If we finalize this, when do I need to notify [carrier]?  Our renewal date…
  • Jul 20

    Thursday LinkFest

    Thursday LinkFest
    ■ First up, FoIB Dana Beezley-Smith has a really powerful post on her blog about the actual, real-world impact that ObamaCare has had on the individual insurance market. While various pundits and pols criticize (often justifiably) on…
  • Jul 19

    Deconstructing Government-run Health Care

    Deconstructing Government-run Health Care
    [Hat Tip: Co-blogger Mike F]Original content copyright © InsureBlog
Rank this Week: 111

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/
  • Oct 18

    Fears Nachawati is Representing Former NFL Players in Concussion Related Case

    Fears Nachawati is Representing Former NFL Players in Concussion Related Case
    Fears Nachawati is proudly representing former NFL players and their families in the tragic cases of CTE and other concussion related injuries.   If you or someone you care about is a former NFL player, please contact us at…
  • Oct 18

    Fears Nachawati Signs Former NFL Star Player Mel Gray in Concussion Related Case

    Fears Nachawati Signs Former NFL Star Player Mel Gray in Concussion Related Case
    Fears Nachawati is proudly representing former NFL players and their families in the tragic cases of CTE and other concussion related injuries. Mel Gray, 12 year NFL veteran of the St. Louis Cardinals, is the newest player to be represented.…
  • Oct 4

    Fears Nachawati Attorneys Selected to 2016 Super Lawyers List

    Fears Nachawati Attorneys Selected to 2016 Super Lawyers List
    Fears Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that Partner Majed Nachawati has been selected to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by receive this honor.…
Rank this Week: 167

Louisiana Insurance Litigation…

Louisiana Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers insurance litigation, class actions and punitive damages. By Thornhill & Collings.

http://www.louisianainsurancelitigation.com/
  • Sep 19

    Flood Damages: Filing and Proving Your Claim

    Flood Damages: Filing and Proving Your Claim
    Over the last six months, south Louisiana residents and businesses have experienced unprecedented flooding events that exposed many property owners to the difficult process of filing a flood related insurance claim. While some of us learned…
  • Sep 19

    Flood Damages: Filing and Proving Your Claim

    Flood Damages: Filing and Proving Your Claim
    Over the last six months, south Louisiana residents and businesses have experienced unprecedented flooding events that exposed many property owners to the difficult process of filing a flood related insurance claim. While some of us learned…
  • Aug 21

    THE OCTOBER 1, 2013, REAL ESTATE CRASH!

    THE OCTOBER 1, 2013, REAL ESTATE CRASH!
    If you thought the CDO caused a real estate crash that could have been avoided with proper regulation, you are going to be pleased to know that the next example of why voters are sick and tired of Washington ineptness is upon us and it could…
Rank this Week: 159

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

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

    Three Individuals Hit by Vehicle While Crossing the Street in Oakland

    Three Individuals Hit by Vehicle While Crossing the Street in Oakland
    Two young women and a 5-year-old boy were struck by a vehicle while walking in an Oakland crosswalk in mid-July. A surveillance video at a nearby restaurant recorded the accident that took place at the intersection of Fruitvale and Brookdale.…
  • Jul 19

    Tenants’ Rights and Limitations Regarding Airbnb

    Tenants’ Rights and Limitations Regarding Airbnb
    San Francisco is a popular place. People from all of the U.S. and the world flock there for the food, culture, and beautiful views. As a tenant with some extra space in San Francisco, you may consider renting out a bed, couch, or floor space…
  • Jul 17

    Helping Your Elderly Loved One Transition to a Nursing Home

    Helping Your Elderly Loved One Transition to a Nursing Home
    The day may come when you have to help your elderly parents move into a nursing home. You may have struggled against this decision for quite some time, or your mom or dad may have resisted the idea of losing his or her independence. However,…
Rank this Week: 395

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 200

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/
  • Jul 22

    Insurance Case And Attorney Fee

    Insurance Case And Attorney Fee
    Insurance lawyers know that in a first pary insurance claim lawsuit, a claim for attorney fees can be made.  When the insurance company challenges the attorney fees claim of the insured, a natural response by the lawyer is to seek to get…
  • Jul 20

    Segregation Of Damages – Property Damage Claim

    Segregation Of Damages – Property Damage Claim
    Lawyers who handle property damage claims learn real fast that the damages that exist on the property have to be properly segregated when making an insurance claim.  What does this mean?  The most common situation that arises is…
  • Jul 18

    Funding Fraud Prosecutions In Texa

    Funding Fraud Prosecutions In Texa
    The Insurance Journal published a story on June 6, 2017, that is titled, Private Insurer Will No Longer Fund Fraud Prosecutions In Texas. Thanks to new money and oversight from the Texas Legislature, the state can now pursue workers’…
Rank this Week: 4039

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3479

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4542

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jul 20

    D&O Insurance: Securing Coverage for Books and Records Request

    D&O Insurance: Securing Coverage for Books and Records Request
    The right of shareholders to demand inspection of companies’ books and records is of course nothing new. What is new is the increased frequency of books and records demands, often as a result of courts’ requirement for prospective…
  • Jul 19

    Up Next: Mandatory Securities Claim Arbitration Provisions?

    Up Next: Mandatory Securities Claim Arbitration Provisions?
    For a while a few years ago, litigation reform bylaws were all the rage – including forum selection bylaws, fee shifting bylaws, even mandatory arbitration bylaws. More recently, discussion of the topic quieted down, in part because the…
  • Jul 17

    Turning Events into Securities Suit

    Turning Events into Securities Suit
    It may come as little surprise that litigation has emerged in the wake of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in London last month. Some may find it surprising, however, that among the lawsuits arising from the London building fire is a securities…
Rank this Week: 913

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/
  • Jul 20

    Can you put your retirement plan on autopilot?

    Can you put your retirement plan on autopilot?
    Consider a typical retirement plan sponsored by a private employer. The employer is a fiduciary to the plan along with employees who individually serve as trustees or members of the plan’s investment or retirement committee. The…
  • Jul 11

    Timely reminder why an ERISA fidelity bond is necessary

    Timely reminder why an ERISA fidelity bond is necessary
    July 31st, is of course, the due date (unless extended) for calendar year ERISA plans required to file Form 5500 for the 2016 plan year. And, as in the past, there will be many plan sponsors who must indicate on the 5500 they have outdated…
  • Jul 10

    Non-ERISA 403(b) plans must walk a fine line to avoid losing the ERISA exemption

    Non-ERISA 403(b) plans must walk a fine line to avoid losing the ERISA exemption
    Last month’s Supreme Court decision, Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton, upholding ERISA exemption for church-affiliated pension plans was a reminder that not all benefit plans are subject to ERISA. Indeed, non-profit employers…
Rank this Week: 1095

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/
  • Jul 20

    Noncumulation Clause Results in “All Sums” Allocation for Long-Tail Environmental Liabilitie

    Noncumulation Clause Results in “All Sums” Allocation for Long-Tail Environmental Liabilitie
    By David M. Knapp, Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP Applying the New York Court of Appeal’s landmark Viking Pump decision for the first time, the Second Circuit recently held that an “all sums” allocation applied to…
  • May 22

    ALI Restatement Set For Vote on Tuesday

    ALI Restatement Set For Vote on Tuesday
    The Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance is scheduled for a debate and vote at the ALI’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, May 23.  To the surprise of many, however, the ALI announced this morning that any…
  • May 15

    Xia v. ProBuilders Specialty

    Xia v. ProBuilders Specialty
    Insurers should be aware of the recent Washington State Supreme Court decision in Xia v. ProBuilders Specialty, No. 92436-8 ___ Wn.2d ____ (2017), handed down on April 27, 2017. The decision may have significant impacts not…
Rank this Week: 1318

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/
  • Jul 20

    ACA Compliance Validation (ACV) System: Ready for Prime Time?

    ACA Compliance Validation (ACV) System: Ready for Prime Time?
    ACA “repeal” proposals at this point seem like zombie extras – walking dead, and none of them purports to repeal employer mandate taxes that accrued in 2015. Collection is coming; only the timing is in question. ACV 2.0 is…
  • Jul 18

    The End … of Act II

    The End … of Act II
    The hero has disappeared in a cloud of suspicion and is presumed dead, so much so that supposed friends are found to be celebrating his passing.  This is just as it should be at the end of Act II.  Remember when Republicans rejoiced…
  • Jun 27

    M.C. Escher and Erwin Schrodinger Walk into A Bar … Or Are They Walking Out? And How Can The CBO Be Sure?

    M.C. Escher and Erwin Schrodinger Walk into A Bar … Or Are They Walking Out? And How Can The CBO Be Sure?
    The pundits and political partisans apparently stopped reading before the heading on page 9 of the CBO’s June 26 report on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) Discussion Draft, “Uncertainty Surrounding the…
Rank this Week: 2480

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance, injury and accident law and workers' compensation. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyer-blog.com
Rank this Week: 1534

Tennessee Injury Law Center

Tennessee Injury Law Center

Covers insurance law, products liability, medical malpractice and injury and accident law. By The Law Offices of John Day, P.C.

http://www.tennesseeinjurylawcenter.com/
  • Jul 20

    Driving Under the Influence of Electronic

    Driving Under the Influence of Electronic
    Sit at an intersection and watch the cars go by and notice how many drivers have a phone in their hand.  Or, if you are a passenger in a car, watch the drivers of oncoming cars to see how many drivers are using their phones. …
  • Jul 11

    Four Take-Aways from the Natchez Trace Bike Accident

    Four Take-Aways from the Natchez Trace Bike Accident
    By now you have probably seen the video of the driver of a Volvo (Mr. Neely) hitting a bicyclist (Tyler Noe) on the Natchez Trace Parkway.  If you have not, just Google “bicycle accident and Natchez trace” and you will find…
  • Jun 23

    The Measure of Succe

    The Measure of Succe
    The Law Offices of John Day could not be more proud of our very own Brandon Bass.  Brandon was recently recognized by the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association as “Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year”.  This is a…
Rank this Week: 1996

Reinsurance Focus

Reinsurance Focus

Covers new reinsurance-related and arbitration developments. By Carlton Fields.

http://reinsurancefocus.com/
Rank this Week: 1324

Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog

Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog

Provides updates, analysis and breaking news for commercial policyholders.

https://www.huntoninsurancerecoveryblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1726

Badfaithadvisor.com

Badfaithadvisor.com

Covers insurance bad faith litigation, coverage litigation, and other news and items helpful to insurance law practitioners. By C.J. Haddick of Dickie, McCamey, & Chilcote, PC.

https://badfaithadvisor.com
Rank this Week: 826

Life Insurance Law Blog

Life Insurance Law Blog

By Currin Compliance Services, LLC.

http://www.currincompliance.com/life-insurance-law-blog/
  • Jul 19

    Technology is The Topic at ACLI Legal and Compliance Meeting

    Technology is The Topic at ACLI Legal and Compliance Meeting
    As I traveled back from the beautiful city of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho after the ACLI Legal and Compliance Meeting, I was struck by how the topics have changed recently. At this year’s conference, the DOL rule was certainly present as…
  • Jul 3

    Revised Reg 210: Where are we now?

    Revised Reg 210: Where are we now?
    On May 24, 2017, DFS posted the revised second version of Regulation 210, Life Insurance and Annuity Non-Guaranteed Elements. The shorter comment period on this version just ended on June 23, 2017.Some of the significant changes…
  • Jun 15

    Inciting Smile

    Inciting Smile
    I don’t know about you, but I find that after I have been looking at the same insurance policy forms for the past several hours, it takes very little to amuse me.The other day I was humming along, reviewing application forms for…
Rank this Week: 2437

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/
Rank this Week: 1155

Comitz Beethe's Disability…

Comitz Beethe's Disability Insurance Claim Blog

Covers disability insurance claims, claim tips, insurer profiles, insurance industry news, and case studies.

http://www.disabilitycounsel.net/blog/
  • Jul 17

    Do I Have to Keep Paying Premiums Even Though I’m Disabled?

    Do I Have to Keep Paying Premiums Even Though I’m Disabled?
    If you are thinking about filing a disability claim, you are likely wondering whether you will be able to meet your monthly expenses if you’re no longer able to work.  You may have made a list of your necessary expenses, and…
  • Jul 10

    Don’t Owe Your Insurer Money – Be Aware of Overpayment Provision

    Don’t Owe Your Insurer Money – Be Aware of Overpayment Provision
      In previous posts, we’ve discussed how insurance companies typically place caps on how much coverage a policyholder can receive.  For physicians and dentists, this typically results in monthly disability benefit amounts…
  • Jul 3

    Can You Move Out of the Country and Still Receive Disability Benefits?

    Can You Move Out of the Country and Still Receive Disability Benefits?
    The answer depends on what your disability policy says. Many people don’t realize that their policy may limit their ability to receive disability benefits if they move out of the country. If you’ve ever wondered why claims forms…
Rank this Week: 1522

Disability Insurance Legal…

Disability Insurance Legal Resource

By Comitz | Beethe. Discusses disability insurance claims, especially by physicians and dentists.

http://www.disabilitycounsel.net/blog/
  • Jul 17

    Do I Have to Keep Paying Premiums Even Though I’m Disabled?

    Do I Have to Keep Paying Premiums Even Though I’m Disabled?
    If you are thinking about filing a disability claim, you are likely wondering whether you will be able to meet your monthly expenses if you’re no longer able to work.  You may have made a list of your necessary expenses, and…
  • Jul 10

    Don’t Owe Your Insurer Money – Be Aware of Overpayment Provision

    Don’t Owe Your Insurer Money – Be Aware of Overpayment Provision
      In previous posts, we’ve discussed how insurance companies typically place caps on how much coverage a policyholder can receive.  For physicians and dentists, this typically results in monthly disability benefit amounts…
  • Jul 3

    Can You Move Out of the Country and Still Receive Disability Benefits?

    Can You Move Out of the Country and Still Receive Disability Benefits?
    The answer depends on what your disability policy says. Many people don’t realize that their policy may limit their ability to receive disability benefits if they move out of the country. If you’ve ever wondered why claims forms…
Rank this Week: 1763

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Law Offices of Russell J. Goldsmith.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.net/
  • Jul 17

    Can you Collect Social Security Disability Benefits for Chronic Pain?

    Can you Collect Social Security Disability Benefits for Chronic Pain?
    It is extremely common for individuals applying for Social Security disability benefits to be experiencing problems with chronic pain, as one might imagine.  There are a panoply of medical conditions that could the cause of such…
  • Jul 10

    Collecting Social Security Disability Benefits and your Date Last Insured

    Collecting Social Security Disability Benefits and your Date Last Insured
    To those who do not practice Social Security disability law, the acronym DLI (which stands for “Date Last Insured”) does not mean much. However, if you are looking into applying for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI)…
  • Jul 5

    Preparing for your Maine, MA or NH Social Security Disability Hearing, Part II

    Preparing for your Maine, MA or NH Social Security Disability Hearing, Part II
    And so now you’ve been provided with your upcoming hearing date and time and you have no idea what to expect.  In part II, we’ll attempt to make you feel comfortable about the hearing process itself and what you should expect…
Rank this Week: 1783

Bad Faith Blog

Bad Faith Blog

Focused on claims of bad faith and extra contractual damages. By Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

http://www.badfaithblog.net/
  • Jul 17

    No Pay for Delay Today: Insurer’s Joint Check Satisfied Prompt Payment Statute

    No Pay for Delay Today: Insurer’s Joint Check Satisfied Prompt Payment Statute
    Summary: Property Gusma Properties owned and insured was damaged in Hurricane Ike. When the insurer demanded an appraisal, Gusma hired an attorney to assist. Following the appraisal award, the insurer tendered a check to the attorney for the…
  • Jul 10

    Tennessee Fire Loss Victim’s Statutory Bad Faith Penalty Appropriately Awarded

    Tennessee Fire Loss Victim’s Statutory Bad Faith Penalty Appropriately Awarded
    Summary: Brandi Burge’s mobile home and all of its contents were destroyed by fire in July 2013 while insured by Farmers Mutual of Tennessee. Farmers Mutual paid an advance in August 2013, but denied the claim without disclosing why.…
  • Jul 6

    New Missouri Law Levels The Playing Field For Insurer

    New Missouri Law Levels The Playing Field For Insurer
    On April 26, 2017, the Missouri General Assembly passed a bill modifying certain statutory provisions relating to settlement of tort claims. The bill, known as HB 339 and HB 714, grants certain rights to insurers when a claimant and…
Rank this Week: 1964

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Whose “Clinical Judgment” Applies to Insurance Denials?

    Whose “Clinical Judgment” Applies to Insurance Denials?
    The classic “he said, she said” scenario shouldn’t apply to healthcare claims. A denial based on medical necessity arises when there are two opposing opinions: (1) the treating physician who recommends that a patient receive…
  • Jul 10

    Make sure you share all your symptoms with your doctors!

    Make sure you share all your symptoms with your doctors!
    With increasing frequency, insurance companies like Cigna, Unum, MetLife and Prudential are denying long-term disability (“LTD”) claims due to discrepancies between what the claimant/treating physician is saying on the claim forms…
  • Jun 28

    Kantor & Kantor Prevails on an Eating Disorder Case in the State of New Jersey

    Kantor & Kantor Prevails on an Eating Disorder Case in the State of New Jersey
    Kantor & Kantor is happy to announce that it has won an important victory in New Jersey on behalf of a client with bulimia nervosa. The decision touches upon issues that we see too often in health insurance denials and long-term…
Rank this Week: 999

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/canadian-insurance-law/
Rank this Week: 1219

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/
  • Jul 14

    SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN RAINY DAY SLIP & FALLS MAY BE A THING OF THE PAST

    SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN RAINY DAY SLIP & FALLS MAY BE A THING OF THE PAST
    Posted by Susan J. Levy In Duff v. Bd. Of Regents of the Univ. Sys. Of Georgia, No. A17A0438 (May 24, 2017), Plaintiff, a student at Georgia Perimeter College (“GPC”), exited a classroom and slipped and fell on rainwater tracked…
  • Apr 14

    LANDLORD NOT LIABLE FOR DECK COLLAPSE AT RENTAL HOME

    LANDLORD NOT LIABLE FOR DECK COLLAPSE AT RENTAL HOME
    In Aldredge v. Byrd, No. A17A0281, 2017 WL 1180469 (Ga. Ct. App. Mar. 30, 2017) the Georgia Court of Appeals held that a landlord was not liable for the collapse of a deck on his rental property.  The renters hosted a barbeque in the…
  • Mar 31

    NO PRE-SUIT NOTICE REQUIRED TO SUE CITIES FOR INTENTIONAL ACTS

    NO PRE-SUIT NOTICE REQUIRED TO SUE CITIES FOR INTENTIONAL ACTS
    In West v. City of Albany, 2017 WL 875033 (Ga. March 6, 2017), the Georgia Supreme Court addressed whether an injured party was required to provide notice of intent to sue a city when the alleged wrongdoing was intentional rather than…
Rank this Week: 4251

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
Rank this Week: 1906

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 1912

Financial Institutions Legal…

Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot

Covers banking, finance and insurance law in South Africa. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.financialinstitutionslegalsnapshot.com/
  • Jul 13

    King IV and BEE – previously voluntary, now mandatory in the amendments to the JSE Listings Requirement

    King IV and BEE – previously voluntary, now mandatory in the amendments to the JSE Listings Requirement
    The Financial Services Board amendments to the JSE Listings Requirements (board notice 52 of 2017) which are now in effect, are primarily focused on two aspects: They include certain of the obligations set out in the King Report on Corporate…
  • Jul 13

    Breach of policy requirement not to settle or disclaim liability does not include plea in criminal proceeding

    Breach of policy requirement not to settle or disclaim liability does not include plea in criminal proceeding
    An insurer in Singapore alleged that the insured had breached the obligation not to ‘make any admission in connection with any claim’ by pleading guilty to five charges of failing to comply with fire regulations. The defence…
  • Jul 10

    Twin Peaks refresher

    Twin Peaks refresher
    The Financial Sector Regulation Bill was passed by Parliament and sent to the President for assent on 22 June 2017. The Bill provides the architecture for the new twin peaks method of regulation to be adopted across the South African…
Rank this Week: 1873

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

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

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 12

    Late Notice is Not Always Late!

    Late Notice is Not Always Late!
    A case was just decided in January of this year by the highest court in the state of Maryland, which is known as the Maryland Court of Appeals. What the Maryland high court did was require that the insurance company, National Union, cover an…
  • Jun 26

    Insurance Company Reservation of Rights Letters—Better be Specific!

    Insurance Company Reservation of Rights Letters—Better be Specific!
    A recent case decided by the Supreme Court of South Carolina, Harleysville Group Insurance v. Heritage Communities Inc., exemplifies an important lesson for lawyers on both sides of the insurance recovery spectrum—particularly…
  • Jun 21

    DOL and ERISA Long-Term Disability Claim

    DOL and ERISA Long-Term Disability Claim
    The Federal Department of Labor has issued its new and final regulations regarding disability related claims.  If your long-term disability claim is governed by the federal law ERISA, which is the Employee Retirement Income Security Act…
Rank this Week: 4339

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3295

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: 1602

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/
  • Jul 11

    Endo Pharmaceuticals Voluntarily Withdraws Opana ER From the Market: What Does This Mean For Your Cases?

    Endo Pharmaceuticals Voluntarily Withdraws Opana ER From the Market: What Does This Mean For Your Cases?
    On July 6, 2017, Endo Pharmaceuticals issued a statement indicating it would voluntarily withdraw the opioid pain medication, Opana ER, from the market, in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s request one month earlier.…
  • Jul 10

    Eyes on the Prize: A New CMS Re-Review Option is Available.

    Eyes on the Prize: A New CMS Re-Review Option is Available.
    While all eyes (and ears) have been focused on the news, or the lack thereof of news regarding the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor award, CMS quietly released a change to their re-review process today.  The change was…
  • Jul 5

    No WCRC Award Announcement… Does This Mean Business As Usual?

    No WCRC Award Announcement… Does This Mean Business As Usual?
    With the 4th of July holiday, we allowed for some additional time for news of the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) contract award to be announced.  As you know, last week, we were anxiously awaiting the…
Rank this Week: 4662

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/
  • Jul 11

    Creative Cyber Attack

    Creative Cyber Attack
    Cyber criminals are using a variety of creative methods to gain access to systems and to steal information and money, and comprehensive Cyber Risk Insurance provides important financial protection from cyber attacks. Get more information on…
  • Jun 13

    Cyber Security Trends – A Recent Report

    Cyber Security Trends – A Recent Report
    Cyber Security Trends – A Recent Report: A recent report from BakerHostetler contains some interesting statistics, trends and findings including a recommendation to purchase Cyber Risk Insurance. Healthcare is 35% of all cyber…
  • Jun 6

    Red Flags for Sales People

    Red Flags for Sales People
    Insurance sales require a range of sales skills, and this article notes "no sale signals" that are useful for insurance sales.
Rank this Week: 596

Policyholder Pulse

Policyholder Pulse

Covers insurance law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.policyholderpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 1507

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 9

    Treating Physician Opinions in Boston Social Security Disability Claim

    Treating Physician Opinions in Boston Social Security Disability Claim
    When you first file a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim, you will be filing that claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA) office located in downtown Boston, if you live in our area. This is actually the office for…
  • Jul 2

    Residual Functional Capacity in Boston Disability Case

    Residual Functional Capacity in Boston Disability Case
    Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits in Boston There are essentially two types of disability benefits programs administered by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA).  The first is the SSDI program.  SSDI, or Social…
  • Jun 21

    Social Security Appeals Process in Boston Disability Case

    Social Security Appeals Process in Boston Disability Case
    The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application process –  from the time you file until you get a final decision – can be a long time.  It is quite common for these cases to take more than year.  It is…
Rank this Week: 2111

Grimshaw Blog

Grimshaw Blog

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

http://www.grimshaw.co.nz/news-resources/
  • Jul 4

    Supreme Court to hear appeal by Southland stadium trust after claim for roof collapse rejected by Court of Appeal

    Supreme Court to hear appeal by Southland stadium trust after claim for roof collapse rejected by Court of Appeal
    The law on the duty of care owed by councils in relation to building work... The post Supreme Court to hear appeal by Southland stadium trust after claim for roof collapse rejected by Court of Appeal appeared first on Grimshaw.
  • Jan 23

    Effective payment claims and summary judgment

    Effective payment claims and summary judgment
    A recent High Court decision (Auckland Electrical Solutions Ltd v The Warrington Group Ltd [2016]... The post Effective payment claims and summary judgment appeared first on Grimshaw.
  • Dec 13

    Carr v Gallaway Cook Allan

    Carr v Gallaway Cook Allan
    The decision of Carr v Gallaway Cook Allan [2016] NZHC 2065 [1 September 2016] follows... The post Carr v Gallaway Cook Allan appeared first on Grimshaw.
Rank this Week: 2394

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/
  • Jun 29

    Governmental Immunity

    Governmental Immunity
    Government entities are generally allowed immunity on many torts. This makes filing suit against a county or municipal government difficult. An example of that is Monson vs. City of Danville. In Monson the plaintiff fell on property owned by…
  • May 14

    Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017

    Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017
    HR 1215 advancing through the house, the subject of medical neglect to come up again. HR 15 would limit noneconomic damages to $250,000 on medical neglect claims throughout the country. This would affect states’ rights to decide their…
  • Dec 26

    Medical Providers Need Not Bill Health Insurance

    Medical Providers Need Not Bill Health Insurance
    In Barry v St Mary’s Hospital the Plaintiff treated at Defendant – St Mary’s – for injuries he sustained in a car wreck. The defendant asserted 3 liens against the Plaintiff’s personal injury claim which he had…
Rank this Week: 3366

New Jersey Insurance Coverage…

New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation

By Eugene Killian, Jr.

http://www.newjerseyinsurancecoveragelitigation.com
  • Jun 28

    New Developments in Insurance Broker Liability

    New Developments in Insurance Broker Liability
    We had a broker liability case not long ago involving a manufacturing facility on the banks of the Hudson River that got wiped out by Sandy.  The client had no flood coverage.  We argued that, under the particular circumstances of…
  • May 11

    Demands for insurance policy limits in a serious liability case

    Demands for insurance policy limits in a serious liability case
    Earlier this month, I was asked by Elizabeth Lorell, an excellent defense lawyer, to speak at a CLE conference sponsored by her law firm.  (You can read Elizabeth’s bio here.) The audience consisted of other defense lawyers, and…
  • Apr 13

    Allocation of insurance coverage for mass tort

    Allocation of insurance coverage for mass tort
    I was lucky enough to be invited to speak at a CLE conference in New York last week on the subject of mass torts.  (Full disclosure:  I was on the wedding “B list.”  My good friend Jeff Pollock, a fantastic…
Rank this Week: 1654

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/
  • Jun 28

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to reverse claims denial decision for Cognitive Issue

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to reverse claims denial decision for Cognitive Issue
    SMDA recently convinced Cigna (Life Insurance Company of North America) to overturn  a claims denial decision for an individual who is suffering from significant cognitive deficits as the result of some as yet undiagnosed condition. SMDA…
  • Mar 3

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
    Almost every Long Term Disability Insurance Policy I have ever reviewed contains a limited period (usually 24 months) of time that it will pay benefits if a claimant is unable to perform the duties of  his/her “Own” (see…
  • Mar 3

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
    Almost every Long Term Disability Insurance Policy I have ever reviewed contains a limited period (usually 24 months) of time that it will pay benefits if a claimant is unable to perform the duties of  his/her “Own” (see…
Rank this Week: 1024

New Jersey Insurance Blog

New Jersey Insurance Blog

Covers New Jersey insurance law decisions. By William D. Wilson.

http://njinsuranceblog.com
  • Jun 27

    Up on the Roof: Court Holds Landlord an Additional Insured

    Up on the Roof: Court Holds Landlord an Additional Insured
    Leases of real property often require the tenant to obtain liability insurance covering the premises and to name the landlord as an additional insured under the policy.  The extent to which the landlord is entitled to coverage depends,…
  • Jun 11

    When the Levee Breaks: Broker Has No Duty to Recommend Higher Limit

    When the Levee Breaks: Broker Has No Duty to Recommend Higher Limit
    For over 100 years, it has been well established under New Jersey law that an insurance broker owes a duty to the insured, its client, to act in good faith and with reasonable skill in performing its services.  That duty, however, is not…
  • May 26

    Debris: New Jersey High Court Rejects Stacking of Sublimit

    Debris: New Jersey High Court Rejects Stacking of Sublimit
    Property insurance policies, like other insurance policies, contain an overall limit of liability, which is the maximum amount that the insurance company will pay for any given loss.  In addition to an overall limit, policies may also…
Rank this Week: 1561

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: 2614

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer…

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance & real estate and property law. By Insurance Law & Real Estate and Property Law.

http://www.texaspropertyinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Jun 6

    What Are Your Limits?

    What Are Your Limits?
    No not those limits. Not the “What is holding you back?” self-help type. I’m talking about something much less exciting. What are your insurance policy limits? In Texas it may be higher than you thought. Continue reading
  • Apr 19

    Prove It!! Proofs of Loss in an Insurance Contract

    Prove It!! Proofs of Loss in an Insurance Contract
    Most commercial insurance policies require a proof of loss when there is a disagreement over the amount of the loss. The Policy usually reads: Action Against Us No one may bring an action against us in any way related to the existence or…
  • Feb 10

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?
    One issue I frequently encounter is a commercial property insurance policy that has the wrong named insured. This usually causes a few minutes of sheer panic followed by the relief that Texas jurisprudence does allow for common sense…
Rank this Week: 599

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/
  • Jun 1

    Texas Eliminates Enterprise Risk Report Small Insurer Exemption

    Texas Eliminates Enterprise Risk Report Small Insurer Exemption
    With the adoption of new legislation supported by the Texas Department of Insurance, Texas has formally eliminated its $300 million minimum premium volume exemption from otherwise required Enterprise Risk Report filings for Texas licensed…
  • May 26

    Texas Legislature Passes Domestic Surplus Lines Insurance Company Legislation

    Texas Legislature Passes Domestic Surplus Lines Insurance Company Legislation
    The Texas Legislature has passed legislation authorizing domestic surplus lines insurance companies in Texas, which may lead to an influx of new insurance company applications for licensure and redomestication to Texas applications as insurer…
  • May 22

    Key Insurance Industry Bills Passed by Georgia Assembly in 2017 Legislative Session

    Key Insurance Industry Bills Passed by Georgia Assembly in 2017 Legislative Session
    The following are summaries some of the key legislative bills that the Georgia General Assembly adopted in its 2017 legislative regular session that affect the insurance industry. The 2017 legislative session, which ended on March 30, 2017,…
Rank this Week: 1199

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3494