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11 Jul 2012, 11:04 am by brittania
Insurance regulators nationwide will get a chance in August to hear consumer gripes about property insurance that is force-placed on homes.   The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing on Aug. 9 to discuss the use of lender-placed insurance and the impact on consumers. The hearing will take place during the summer national meeting of NAIC, which is the standard-setting and regulatory oversight organization for state insurance regulators.   NAIC said… [read post]
14 Nov 2011, 11:13 am by Barger & Wolen LLP
Barger & Wolen's Insurance Litigation & Regulatory Law and Life, Health, Disability Insurance Law blogs have been named to LexisNexis' Insurance Law Community's Top Insurance Blogs 2011. According to LexisNexis, These top blogs offer some of the best writing out there. They contain a wealth of information for all segments of the insurance industry, and include timely news items, expert analysis, practice tips, frequent postings and helpful links to other sites and sources. These sites demonstrate… [read post]
23 Sep 2010, 11:14 am
The USA TODAY reports that if a major hurricane were to hit coastal communities, its devastating financial effects could reach far beyond those who actually incur damages. After Hurricane Katrina, private insurers fled coastal areas, including Florida, which caused many states to expand their own insurance companies. For instance, in Florida we have seen the recent expansion of Citizens Insurance despite the legislative's mandate that it be the insurer of last resort. Nonetheless, much of the… [read post]
1 Aug 2011, 2:05 pm by brittania
Washington insurance regulators have ordered three title insurance companies tostop offering memberships in a discount buying club to clients.   The State of Washington Office of Insurance Commissioner issued a cease and desist order against Fidelity National Title Insurance Co., Chicago Title InsuranceCo. and Commonwealth Land Title Co. All three companies are operated by Fidelity National Title Group, Inc., which is a subsidiary of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Fidelity National Financial,… [read post]
11 Nov 2011, 10:38 am by brittania
Colorado Insurance regulators have fined First American Title Insurance Co. $310,500 after reviewing its market conduct for 2009. Several findings of the latest report are repeated failures spotted by authorities in a 2002 examination.   In findings that were included in its final agency order, the Colorado Division of Insurance said that First American had failed to provide an anti-fraud statement on appropriate title insurance policies, applications or claim forms. This failure was also cited… [read post]
6 Dec 2012, 6:33 am by D. Daxton White
Have you suffered losses investing in the Foresee Strategies Insurance Fund?  If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover those losses through FINRA arbitration. It is being reported that several brokerage firms sold the Foresee Strategies Insurance Fund and the Foresee Strategies3(c)(1) Insurance Fund, LP in the sub accounts of variable annuities offered through Sun Life Financial, Inc.  Generally the investments offered in variable annuity subaccounts are relatively… [read post]
16 Dec 2010, 6:48 am by admin
Our Michigan no-fault insurance lawyer recently settled a no-fault claim against Allstate Insurance Company for $75,000 for our client who was injured in a Michigan car accident. She underwent sever surgical procedures due to the injuries suffered in the accident. These injuries included a fractured writs, hip/pelvis, ankle, and bruised lung. Our Michigan no-fault insurance attorneys came to the rescue for our client as she was denied her attendant care service benefits due to a release a… [read post]
28 Sep 2011, 9:47 am by Douglas Reiser
ConsensusDOCS suggest solution to change in insurance policies   The organization responsible for boilerplate language in most insurance policies has made some changes that probably affect your construction contract. Luckily, the good people at ConsensusDOCS have made us all aware of these changes and they have suggested new contract language to deal with the changes.   ConsensusDOCS is a leading construction contract template producer. In my opinion, their agreements are preferable to the… [read post]
14 Jul 2010, 1:18 pm
The Missouri Department of Insurance recently announced that health insurance companies in Missouri are now required to cover dependant children up through age 26 under a parent's health insurance policy. The requirement takes effect for policy years beginning September 23rd or later. The age 26 requirement does not apply to adult children who have other health insurance available to them, such as through their own employer's policy. Coverage must include all the benefits of younger dependents and… [read post]
23 Jun 2011, 8:20 am by structuredsettlements
Healthy attorneys may get a better deal on structured attorney fees by pairing a life only annuity with life insurance , if the attorney is insurable. Life only annuities yield more than life... This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find yourself on FAEMM community, back out and type in www. structuredsettlements.typepad.com [read post]
30 Nov 2009, 4:56 am by Robert L Abell
Kentucky law requires an auto insurer to provide added reparation benefits (ARB) coverage.  This obligation, however, is triggered by the request of the insured by Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled recently in Cain v. American Commerce Insurance Company, No. 2008-CA-001500 (October 30, 2009). Cain was injured in an auto accident due to the fault of another driver.  She was paid basic reparation (BRB also known as PIP) benefits of $10,000 plus added reparation benefits of $20,000 for each of her… [read post]
27 Dec 2012, 12:34 pm
Household incomes have definitely decreased over the last three years. Consumers who are willing to do some research and make some changes may be able to stretch those limited dollars. One financial resolution we can make is to compare insurance among several different companies. Call some competing companies and ask for a quote. Always make sure you are comparing the same kind of coverage you currently have with the coverage you are considering replacing it with. When it comes to auto and… [read post]
7 Oct 2011, 10:57 am by brittania
Lawmakers in California have passed two bills that bolster the rights of consumers who purchase annuities or life and disability insurance policies.   Legislators gave a unanimous approval in early September to Senate Bill 621, which the California Department of Insurance said will protect consumers from discretionary clauses in life and disability insurance. The bill makes these clauses in either new or renewed policies void and unenforceable.   Discretionary clauses in policies give… [read post]
5 Oct 2010, 10:00 pm
Sometimes marine insurance companies outright deny claims, but more often, they file what is known as declaratory judgment actions. A declaratory judgment action asks a federal court if an interpretation of the insurance policy -- usually an exclusion clause -- can be used to deny the claim. Depending upon the court's answer, the marine insurance company will either accept or deny the claim. The reason why marine insurance companies bring declaratory judgment actions is to avoid the punitive… [read post]
8 Dec 2013, 3:15 pm by structuredsettlements
Primary issuers of structured settlement annuities as IRC 130(d) "qualified funding assets" New York medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death cases. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find yourself on FAEMM community, back out and type in www. structuredsettlements.typepad.com [read post]
13 Jan 2012, 11:08 am
Insurance policies are complicated legal contracts between you, the policy holder, and the insurance company. Very often, when a policy holder makes a claim for damages they believe should be covered by their insurance policy, the insurance company will deny the claim citing a reason unknown or often misunderstood by the policy holder. On December 27, 2011, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern Division, decided an insurance case based on the disputed definition of "owned" and "resident". The… [read post]
28 Jun 2012, 10:05 pm by Larry Golub
By Larry Golub and Sam Sorich On the day the Affordable Care Act was found to be constitutional by the United States Supreme Court, the backers of a proposed initiative that would bring prior approval of rates for health insurance to California announced that their initiative had failed to qualify for the November 2012 California ballot. We initially reported on this proposed initiative back in January. Among other things, the initiative would have given the California Insurance Commissioner the… [read post]
25 Jan 2013, 2:37 am by Brian Garmo
In Michigan you are required to carry proof of insurance. The Michigan no-fault statute requires a Michigan driver to have significant insurance and to carry proof of such insurance at all times. Not having insurance at all could affect your eligibility for benefits if you are injured or killed in an accident. In order to decentivized non-compliance through the passage of MCL 500.3101. If you have altered, counterfeit, or otherwise fraudulent proof of insurance you could be charged with… [read post]
4 Dec 2009, 8:00 am by Linda E. Cummings
. . . may also bring a visit from the tax man (or woman).  Or the labor board.  Or a process server. My previous “Rose By Any Other Name” posts have been about (a) misnamed/unnamed insureds and (b) contracts (verbal vs. written).  This post is about independent contractors who are really employees (at least, as far as the federal and state tax authorities are concerned), and other “thorny” employee classification issues. At this time of rising State and Federal deficits, there seems to… [read post]
30 Jul 2010, 3:59 pm
Life insurance is a critical financial tool for many families in the United States. As a recent Missouri case illustrates, the failure of an insured to give true answers on a life insurance application can result in a loss of the insurance policy when it comes time to collect the life insurance. In the case of Adams v. Stonebridge Life Insurance Company, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals held that where a man who purchased life insurance policy gave false and misleading answers on application in… [read post]