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Sen. Nelson introduces Holocaust insurance claims bill (concl.)

Thu Mar 10th, 2011 on     Insurance Claims,    

In our last post, we were talking about the “Restoration of Legal Rights for Claimants under Holocaust-Era Insurance Policies Act of 2011” introduced by Florida’s senior U.S. Senator, Bill Nelson. Holocaust survivors groups have sought this kind of relief for years. The issue, of course, is denied and delayed life insurance payments from Holocaust-era policies. The last post covered the basic provisions of the bill.

Sen. Nelson introduces Holocaust insurance claims bill

Wed Mar 9th, 2011 on     Insurance Claims,    

Florida’s senior U.S. Senator introduced the “Restoration of Legal Rights for Claimants under Holocaust-Era Insurance Policies Act of 2011” last week, answering the call of survivors groups all over the country. As noted previously in our blog, Holocaust survivors, their families and the families of victims of the Holocaust have long sought payment on life insurance policies purchased during the war. They claim insurers have failed to live up to their obligations by delaying or denying claims.

Legislative session nears, insurance debate heats up (p. 2)

Wed Mar 2nd, 2011 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

In our last post, we were discussing Senate Bill 408. The Florida Legislature will convene next week, and SB 408, the insurance bill, will probably generate some heated discussions. Two provisions in particular have garnered some strong opinions from insurance companies and policyholder advocates: claims payment, discussed in our last post, and sinkhole coverage.

Florida politicians to battle mandatory health insurance law

Mon Feb 28th, 2011 on     Health Insurance,    

It is usually policyholders and health-care providers that must go to battle over health insurance. But many Florida lawmakers have been busy fighting within the health insurance arena, by attacking the federal law requiring health insurance coverage for all Americans. Many politicians, including Governor Rick Scott, have found the health-insurance mandate to overstep the role of government in the lives of Floridians.

Legislative session nears, insurance debate heats up

Mon Feb 28th, 2011 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

The Florida Legislature will convene next Monday, and media outlets are anxious to get some movement, finally, on Senate Bill 408, the insurance bill. After weeks of hearing the pros and cons of the bill’s provisions, it may be a refreshing change to hear open debate about claims payment and sinkhole coverage, among other issues.

Long-term care coverage pitfalls (conc.)

Fri Feb 25th, 2011 on     Insurance Claims,    

This is the last in a short series of posts about long-term care insurance. The insurance is supposed to cover the costs of home care or a nursing facility when the policyholder becomes disabled. Many insurance companies underestimated their costs when they introduced the coverage, and they’ve pulled out of the market. Meanwhile, policyholders are getting frustrated when claims are denied or delayed, or when they realize the terms of their policy aren’t quite what they thought. A recent article highlighted some of the issues and posed some thoughtful responses to common questions.

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