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28 Oct 2013, 6:10 am by admin
In Washington National Ins. Corp. v. Ruderman, Florida’s Supreme Court clarified how Florida courts should interpret insurance policies when they are ambiguous.  Ruderman involved a home health care policy with escalating benefits to certain parts of the policy.  The insurer and insured disagreed regarding what benefits escalated. photo from In a question to Florida’s Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit [read post]
3 Jun 2010, 7:09 am by steinlaw
Last weekend, the L.A. Times published this article about a state program that helps provide low-income Californians with auto insurance at a reduced cost. The article pointed out that there are estimated to be millions of California drivers without auto... [read post]
23 Aug 2013, 7:33 am by steinlaw
A new study says that pay as you drive auto insurance is increasing in popularity. From "A survey by Lynx Research Consulting reportedly found that over 33 percent of drivers would consider signing up for a pay-as-you-drive plan, which... [read post]
13 May 2010, 8:35 pm by steinlaw
Insurance claims from crashes that appear to be staged rose 46 percent between 2007 and 2009, according to recently released statistics from the National Insurance Crime Bureau. California had the third highest number of staged accidents in the U.S. between... [read post]
29 Oct 2012, 10:20 am by pvwlaw
The Kansas Supreme Court, in Marriage of Hall, was asked to consider whether an ex-wife could maintain a life insurance policy on her ex-husband’s life.  The ex’s proposed plan entailed the ex-wife paying all the premiums on the policy.  The…Read more › [read post]
22 Nov 2013, 7:28 am by steinlaw
Q: My car was a total loss. Can the insurance make me keep my car or do they have to take the car? A: As much as I hate giving this answer, the answer is that it depends. Don't shoot... [read post]
14 Feb 2014, 4:08 am by admin
Good morning! For those of you who missed it, Miami detectives recently concluded a thorough investigation into a potential $7.6M homeowner’s insurance fraud scheme, and arrested 22 people. from If you haven’t heard about this fraud ring, here is the complete arrest affidavit. It’s a must read: Although I recommend reading the affidavit front to back, here… [read post]
29 Mar 2013, 8:34 am by steinlaw
Question: I want full coverage on my car. What do I need? Answer: I have no idea. Seriously, I have no idea. I have heard the expression "full coverage" for yeras. The problem is that I have no idea what... [read post]
6 Jan 2010, 6:57 am by steinlaw
Q: I do not own a car. I do not have auto insurance. Can I drive my friend's car? A: Yes, this is a real situation. Yes, there are people without auto insurance. About half of car owners do not... [read post]
5 Apr 2013, 7:24 am by steinlaw
Question: I know I have to have insurance in California. How much insurance do I have to have? Answer: How much you have to have and how much you should have are two different questions. Let's start with the first... [read post]
26 Jul 2013, 7:20 am by steinlaw
Question: I do not think I need collision coverage for my car anymore. When can I get rid of it? Answer: This is a tricky question. Its a lot harder to answer than you think and there is no one... [read post]
30 Aug 2010, 11:28 am by steinlaw
With wildfire season looming in southern California, and an insurance company making news for failing to honor damage claims that resulted from a California fire, now might be the time to review what would happen to your home in the... [read post]
22 Jun 2010, 7:05 am by steinlaw
The California Department of Insurance announced that it will be reviewing plans for rate increases for individual health insurance policies for its four largest individual policy providers: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Health Net, and Blue Shield of California. The review... [read post]
13 Sep 2013, 7:15 am by steinlaw
Most people get in a car accident and have no idea what to do. You remember learning to exchange information. But, there is actually more you should do when you are involved in a car crash. Here are 5 tips... [read post]
14 Oct 2011, 9:52 am by admin
When a property owner purchases a homeowners insurance policy, they expect to be protected from financially crippling property damage and third-party liability.  Unfortunately, insurance companies frequently put their own interests before those of their insureds.  They will look to stretch the meaning of exclusions or find other ways to avoid their duty to provide coverage.  [...] [read post]
3 Sep 2012, 2:37 pm by steinlaw
After getting a call from a friend over the weekend, I realized most folks do not know what to do if they are a passenger in a car that is involved in a car accident. If you are the driver,... [read post]
2 Jul 2012, 1:19 pm by Austin Mehr
Some Good Tips from United Policy Holders1. Be pro-active in the claim process.2. You’re not on a level playing field when you’re dealing with an insurance claim.3. Think of your insurance claim as a business negotiation—you’re dealing with a for-profit company.4. Give your insurance company a chance to do the right thing, but don’t mistake a friendly representative for a friend.5. Document and support your claim with proof, details and estimates.6. Present clear requests in writing that… [read post]
5 Nov 2010, 10:55 am by structuredsettlements
If you smoke anything other than cigarettes you may now be able to qualify for "Standard Plus" non smoker rates on term life insurance, universal life, whole life or other form of permanent... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [read post]
7 Jun 2013, 7:35 am by steinlaw
Question: I was involved in a car accident. The other side has sent my insurance company a letter asking for my policy limits. Should I disclose them? Answer: When you are involved in a car crash, your policy limits are... [read post]
23 Apr 2012, 10:33 am by brittania
The New York Department of Financial Services has added public hearings to its inquiry into whether homeowners are being charged excessive rates for force-placed insurance coverage.   The department, which regulates the insurance industry in New York, plans to solicit testimony in May from homeowners it said have claimed to have been harmed by force-placed insurance. Also appearing will be banks, insurers, reinsurers and brokers who operate in the force-placed market.   Force-placed… [read post]