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Insurers’ anti-concurrent causation clauses create controversy p4

Thu Jun 13th, 2013 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

We are finishing up our discussion of anti-concurrent causation clauses, but we would like to reserve the right to revisit the issue. A state that was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy is considering legislation that would address, among other things, anti-concurrent causation clauses in homeowners insurance policies. The insurance industry calls the proposal “misguided, if well-intentioned.”

Insurers’ anti-concurrent causation clauses create controversy p3

Mon Jun 10th, 2013 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

If things happen in threes, and your homeowners insurance policy has an anti-concurrent causation clause in it, you had better hope all three of those things are covered. If not, your insurer will deny the claim. Homeowners hit by Superstorm Sandy learned this lesson the hard way, and state legislatures and regulators are looking into how to rein in insurers’ vigorous enforcement of ACC clauses.

Insurers’ anti-concurrent causation clauses create controversy p2

Sat Jun 8th, 2013 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

We are continuing our discussion of anti-concurrent causation clauses in homeowners insurance policies. ACC clauses have garnered attention in the past few months as states less well-versed in insurance than Florida dealt with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Homeowners were surprised to learn that their insurance policies included a kind of all-or-nothing coverage provision.

Insurers’ anti-concurrent causation clauses create controversy

Sat Jun 1st, 2013 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

With hurricane season looming over Florida homeowners, it may be time for us to learn something from other states with less major storm experience. When Superstorm Sandy hit Mid-Atlantic and New England states last year, homeowners and commercial property owners learned the hard way that anti-concurrent causation clauses in insurance policies are valid and enforceable. At least one of those states has passed a law requiring insurers to explain the ACC clause in a separate notice to each and every new and renewing policyholder.

Lawsuit: Florida life insurers and unclaimed benefits, part 3

Mon May 27th, 2013 on     Insurance Claims,    

We have been talking about a lawsuit filed by an asset recovery company against several life insurance companies. At issue is how the companies track insureds and locate beneficiaries once an insured has passed away. Florida has been at the forefront of putting pressure on life insurers to implement more efficient and effective internal procedures.

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