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Taking the initiative: Tips for locating a lost life insurance policy

Tue Jun 14th, 2016 on     Insurance Law,    

Back in April, our blog reported on a new Florida law now in effect that’s designed to combat unscrupulous tactics by insurance companies concerning payouts on life insurance policies. Specifically, the practice of insurance companies actively searching death records for annuity recipients in order to facilitate the stoppage of payments, while simultaneously making no effort to identify deceased policyholders whose unclaimed benefits could still be claimed by unwitting beneficiaries.

What does the future hold for long-term care insurance?

Thu Apr 14th, 2016 on     Insurance Law,    

From auto and health to home and life, one of the unspoken benefits of insurance coverage is the peace of mind it grants the policyholder. Indeed, people rest a bit easier believing that even though the premiums they are paying are by no means cheap, they will nevertheless be okay from a financial perspective when it really matters.

FEMA announces increase in flood insurance premiums

Sat Apr 9th, 2016 on     Insurance Law,    

It may seem hard to believe, but we are now less than two months away from the start of the 2016 hurricane season. While everyone is naturally keeping their fingers crossed for another quiet year here in the Sunshine State, they will nevertheless want to ensure that they are ready in the event the now decade-long streak of good luck runs out.

Don’t confuse STOLIs with life settlements

Mon Nov 16th, 2015 on     Insurance Law,    

In July 2014, we wrote a series of posts about stranger-originated life insurance policies and the efforts of various states, including Florida, to regulate, even to eliminate STOLIs. With STOLIs taking so much of the spotlight, though, life insurance companies found it difficult to explain legitimate ways to turn a policy into cash.

Ask a simple question, get a court order to get an answer, p. 2

Mon Oct 12th, 2015 on     Insurance Law,    

We are talking about a lawsuit two taxi companies and an Uber customer filed against the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. As we said in our last post, the plaintiffs do not want money damages; they are requesting that the court order the FDHSMV to answer a question about the state’s insurance requirements for for-hire passenger vehicles.

Is the idea of workers’ comp as the ‘sole remedy’ on its way out? p4

Fri Aug 21st, 2015 on     Insurance Law,    

We are finishing up our discussion of a workers’ compensation lawsuit that could change the way Florida and every other state approach workers’ comp as an injured workers’ sole remedy. As we explained in our last post, the Court of Appeal focused on procedural issues. The appellate panel found that the complaining parties had no real argument with the state, had suffered no actual losses as a result of the workers’ comp statute. As a result, the court was not required to give a second thought to the constitutionality issue.

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