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24 Jul 2012, 11:00 am by brittania
Indiana authorities have ordered a Wisconsin insurer to refund $2.75 million to small employer groups that it allegedly overcharged.   In addition to the refund, John Alden Life Insurance Co. and sister companies Time Insurance Co, and Union Security Insurance Co. - all business units of Assurant - will pay a $100,000 penalty to the Indiana Commissioner of Insurance. And they will pay another $100,000 to cover expenses that the state racked up investigating the Milwaukee-based… [read post]
3 Dec 2013, 12:42 pm
Sidney Wheelan, a partner with Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC is the featured presenter in an upcoming webinar on Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims. The webinar, entitled "Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims: Leveraging Insurance Stacking" will take place on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. PST. The webinar will last approximately 90 minutes and will include a live question and answer session with the presenters. Ms. Wheelan is a recognized expert in the field of… [read post]
22 Aug 2011, 10:13 am by Dave Wingate, Senior Life Care Planning
  With long-term care insurance policies, the costs of assisted living facilities, in-home care and private nursing homes are covered. And, in many cases, these policies offer inflation protection, too. But since not many eligible consumers are signing up for policies, the companies that offer them are trying to make them more palatable. It is an unfortunate fact that healthcare costs are steadily rising and will only continue to rise in the… [read post]
3 May 2013, 9:59 am by Sheri Abrams
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that the application for health coverage has been simplified and significantly shortened. The application for individuals without health insurance has been reduced from twenty-one to three pages, and the application for families is reduce by two-thirds. The consumer friendly forms are much shorter than industry standards for health insurance applications today. In addition, for the first time consumers will be able to fill… [read post]
27 Mar 2011, 5:05 am by Maureen Veterano
Many clients are unaware that the commercial general liability insurance (CGL) policy they hold is not fully protecting their most valuable assets, the ability to sell their products. And, most IP attorneys do not know that IP insurance is available to help fund their client’s IP litigation risks. If a client's IP becomes involved in litigation, specialized IP Insurance products will help ensure that there are funds available to pay the associated legal expenses. Without specific IP Insurance in… [read post]
1 Jul 2009, 4:19 pm by Kantor & Kantor LLP
The Long Island Business News reports that many people think they have enough insurance until they need the policy. Then they learn its limitations, find they have insufficient coverage, or discover “loopholes big enough to drive a truck through.” Laura Glasser, “With Insurance, the Fine Print Matters,” June 30, 2009. This is particularly true, the article reports, for health and long-term care policyholders because they aren’t reading their policies to understand coverage limitations.… [read post]
24 Aug 2012, 2:48 pm by Larry Golub
On June 28, we reported that a proposed initiative that would bring prior approval of rates for health insurance to California had failed to qualify for the November 2012 California ballot.  An earlier blog addressed in more detail that the the initiative would have: given the California Insurance Commissioner the power to approve health insurance rates proposed after November 6, 2012; required health insurers’ rate applications to be accompanied by a sworn statement by the… [read post]
24 Aug 2010, 2:04 pm
In a case handed down August 6, 2010 by the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, the court found that the proposed lien of a health insurer was an invalid attempt to require assignment of the Participant's personal injury claim and, as such, it was contrary to longstanding Missouri public policy. Scroggins v. Red Lobster, No. SD 30214. In 2007, Pamela Scroggins was seriously injured in a trip and fall accident at a restaurant. Ms. Scroggins' medical expenses were covered by an… [read post]
30 Sep 2011, 11:24 am by brittania
Insurance regulators in Washington have for the second time this summer disciplined Chicago Title Insurance Co. for activities that they said violated state administrative codes.   In the latest action, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner said that on three occasions in 2010 Chicago Title offered a class titled “Distressed Properties in Washington” to real estate licensees. It did not charge a fee to any of the 57 people who attended the classes.   Materials given to class… [read post]
22 Aug 2011, 10:13 am by Dave Wingate, Senior Life Care Planning
  With long-term care insurance policies, the costs of assisted living facilities, in-home care and private nursing homes are covered. And, in many cases, these policies offer inflation protection, too. But since not many eligible consumers are signing up for policies, the companies that offer them are trying to make them more palatable. It is an unfortunate fact that healthcare costs are steadily rising and will only continue to rise in the… [read post]
4 Mar 2013, 12:44 pm by D. Daxton White
The White Law Group continues to investigate potential FINRA arbitration claims against the broker-dealers that may have improperly sold Sala-Multi Series Fund and Foresee Strategies Insurance Funds. The hedge funds, Foresee Strategies Insurance Fund, were issued by Sun Life Financial as variable annuity subaccounts to Sala-Multi Series Fund and than sold to investor by various broker-dealers such as SagePoint Financial Inc, Geneos Wealth Management Inc, Lincoln Financial Network, National Planning… [read post]
17 Mar 2011, 1:11 pm by Daniel Margolin
On March 16, 2011, the Oregon Court Appeals issued and opinion in McIntire v. Lang.  The opinion can be read at http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us/A141918.htm Petitioners appeal from a judgment of the probate court declaring that respondent’s claim against the estate of Heather McIntire, respondent’s ex-wife, is valid, imposing a constructive trust over the estate’s assets for the purpose of securing payment of the claim, and authorizing the personal representative of  the estate to… [read post]
24 Feb 2011, 1:07 pm by Moderator
By Richard P. Hastings, Connecticut Attorney Due to the recent bout of bad weather, we have been contacted by a number of people asking about insurance claims issues. Typically, after getting a brief explanation as to what happened I am asked, “Am I covered?” Insurance companies’ policies are a contract between the insurance company and the insured. So the first thing a policyholder needs to do is to get the correct policy, including all endorsements and forms. You can then determine who is an… [read post]
8 Apr 2011, 10:09 am by Chip Merlin
As reported in Wind® Regional Symposium in Atlanta May 10, 2011, the Windstorm Insurance Network® is sponsoring a Regional Symposium in Georgia regarding windstorm claims,  Given the recent tornados and severe windstorm destruction, this conference is extraordinarily timely for adjusters who are addressing these issues.The National Underwriter reported the following in "Deadly Southeast Storms Cause $50M Of Insured Loss In Georgia:" Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens says deadly… [read post]
10 Jun 2011, 3:17 pm by John LeBlanc
By John M. Leblanc and Jason C. Love On May 26, 2011, the California Department of Insurance (“CDI”) released a second draft of its Guidance 2470, which is designed to implement various provisions of AB 2470. AB 2470, enacted in 2010, legislated certain aspects of rescission, non-renewal, and cancellation of health insurance policies and health care service plans in California.  The CDI’s draft Guidance 2470 purports to set forth requirements concerning the CDI’s review of complaints… [read post]
31 Jul 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 Do you have a medical, pharmacy or nursing license in several different states?  Do you have a license in more than one health … Continue reading → [read post]
30 Aug 2011, 6:03 pm by Jeffrey
This week has been very successful for my firm. We relocated our offices, and managed to get things up and running. I also had the opportunity to finalize the settlement of a bad faith action for one of my clients against an insurance company who failed to act appropriately in an insurance adjustment claim. My client suffered some damage to the siding his home during the May 2010 hail storm. The insurance adjuster viewed the property and the damage, then made his adjustment, agreeing to repair one… [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]
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 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]