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30 Oct 2013, 2:00 am by thehealthlawfirm
By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Nurses, I am writing this to strongly encourage you to purchase your own professional liability insurance policy. I have noticed many nurses fail to carry any insurance to protect one of their most precious assets, their nursing licenses. Yet such insurance is cheap and easy to obtain. Professional liability insurance will protect a nurse in the event of a lawsuit, and it may also pay legal defenses in the… [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]
7 Jun 2010, 9:53 pm
Unfortunately, not all accidents are just minor fender benders. Should you find yourself in a serious accident, medical payments coverage pays for medical bills (and sometimes funeral bills) incurred by the driver and passengers injured in a motor vehicle accident regardless of who caused the accident. It also pays for you or your family members injured while riding in another's car or if struck by a car as a pedestrian. Medical payment coverage is offered by most automobile insurance coverage and… [read post]
14 Aug 2012, 1:00 pm by Barger & Wolen LLP
Partner Larry Golub was quoted in a Law360 (subscription required) article published on Aug. 9, 2012, about a key California Supreme Court ruling that insurance policyholders with long-term property damage and personal injury claims could force carriers to cover damage outside their policy periods and stack coverage to maximize recovery. The case, State of California v. Continental Insurance, stemmed from battle between the state of California and six excess insurance over an environmental cleanup… [read post]
25 Feb 2011, 12:26 pm by Barger & Wolen LLP
by Marina Karvelas In a press release issued today, California Insurance Commissioner Jones applauded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services after it announced the availability of roughly $200 million in new health insurance rate review grants.  Specific funding is available to support states in their efforts to stop excessive premium increases from being implemented. However, California would not be eligible for this portion of the grant because California law currently does not empower… [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]
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]
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]
12 Feb 2012, 11:08 am
According to a new report from the Missouri Department of Insurance, nearly 4,000 Missourians received insurance coverage for autism treatment in 2011. A new law requiring health insurance companies to cover specific autism treatments took effect January 1, 2011. The department's report shows 3,805 Missourians filed claims for autism-related treatment during the law's first year. The report states that total insurance claims for autism-related treatments were $4.3 million in 2011. This dollar… [read post]
9 Jun 2010, 2:18 pm by structuredsettlements
With all the brouhaha about rating agencies being paid to rate it should be noted that Weiss Research DOES NOT charge a fee to the companies being rated, to be rated. Latest Ratings: A- John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York New York Life Insurance Company New York Life Insurance and Annuity Corporation (the qualified assignee of New York Life structured settlements) Pacific Life and Annuity Company B+ Allstate Life Insurance Company B Allstate Life Insurance Comapny of New York John… [read post]
12 Jul 2013, 3:11 pm by Gerry Oginski
Car Accident in NY; What is Excess Insurance?NY Medical Malpractice & Car Accident Trial Lawyer516-487-8207Email: Gerry@Oginski-Law.comWhen you decide to bring a lawsuit for a car accident in NY, it is critical to learn how much available insurance the driver of the other car had. In a car accident case, the owner of the car that caused you harm may have minimal insurance coverage. In that instance, is extremely important to know whether there is any additional, excess, or umbrella insurance… [read post]
26 Aug 2011, 11:46 pm by Jason Neufeld
No doubt about it – automobile insurance policies are confusing. Many a time has a recently-injured potential client of the firm entered the office to boast confidently: “I am fully covered” or “Don’t worry, I have enough coverage”…believing that their insurance policy will pay for all of their injuries. It is then made all the more distressing when I have to be the one to inform them that they are mistaken. The purpose of this series of articles is to explain some of the basic terms… [read post]
20 Jun 2011, 4:02 pm by brittania
A dozen different bills aimed at tightening consumer protection aspects of insurance industry regulations have passed through their respective houses in the California Legislature.   One proposal would give the Insurance Commissioner the authority to reject excessive health insurance rate increases by requiring health plans and insurers to seek approval from state regulators prior to raising health care premiums, co-payments, or deductibles.   The state currently lacks such authority,… [read post]
20 Apr 2010, 1:40 pm by Ophir Johna
One month from today, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”) will hold a meeting to address Stranger Originated/Owned Annuities (“STOA”). Similar to Stranger Originated/Owned Life Insurance (“STOLI”), STOA transactions often involve seniors and terminally ill individuals who were induced to purchase annuities largely for the benefit of an investor. The NAIC is “determined to address how individuals are being affected by these new transactions and whether new or… [read post]
29 Jan 2013, 9:10 am
The Missouri Department of Insurance reports consumers who filed complaints with the Missouri Department of Insurance received almost $11 million in additional claim payments from their insurance companies in 2012. Per director John M. Huff: "Protecting Missouri consumers is our top priority, and they need to know we are a free resource that can assist when they run into problems with insurance claims. Sometimes all it takes is a call or letter from one of our technical experts to resolve a… [read post]
8 Dec 2010, 1:07 pm by Steven M. Gursten
“Hopefully…. insurance companies get hit hard for this abuse” An auto accident victim named “Aron” contacted me about one of my many blog posts on insurance company IME doctors ruining Michigan’s No-Fault insurance system. Aron told me that he’s unfortunately experiencing exactly what I wrote about. Here’s what he said: Steven, My wife actually told me to read this because she was at work and saw this post and called me right away and said, “You have to read this article, this is… [read post]
30 Jun 2010, 2:50 pm by Chip Merlin
A number of policyholder attorneys have asked me why FIGA is being so difficult lately. At one time, it was not that way. There has obviously been a change of the guard because nobody should expect quick resolution of any claim from FIGA based on recent complaints and the developing case law helps demonstrate this point.In Florida Guaranty Association, Inc. v. The Olympus Association, Inc., 34 So. 3d 791 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010), FIGA successfully argued to have a challenge to coverage following an… [read post]
14 Jan 2010, 10:31 am by structuredsettlements
Despite the clarity of New York State Insurance Law I have been made aware, from plaintiffs , that on multiple occasions structured settlement brokers  are doing that which is is expressly prohibited by Article 77. What is worse and what regulators need to be made aware of is that this is occurring when lower rated companies are being pushed. This is exactly the reason why such an advertising prohibition exists in New York and most other states. Last January, this author obtained a legal… [read post]
19 Aug 2010, 4:53 pm by Barger & Wolen LLP
  Barger & Wolen's insurance law blogs have collectively been ranked No. 5 by LexisNexis in the Insurance Law Community's Top 50 Insurance Blogs 2009 Honorees. 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.  Demonstrating on a daily basis that… [read post]
15 Jun 2010, 8:10 am by structuredsettlements
On June 10, 2010 Weiss Ratings updated its list of the strongest and weakest life insurance companies and annuity issuers. The following current and former structured annuity issuers made the list of the strongest annuity issuers. The Weiss rating for each company is shown. Allstate Life Insurance Company B+ Amica Life Insurance Company A- John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York A- Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company A  (former structured annuity issuer) Pacific Life and Annuity… [read post]