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William F. "Chip" Merlin, Jr.
The Politics of Insurance: Dinallo Resigns, Crist Hints of Veto and Texas TWIA Bill in Limbo

What happened to the time when a significant insurance coverage decision arrived and everybody in my line of work analyzed that topic for several years? Now, the insurance industry is writing so many new and differently worded forms, it is hard to rely...

Barry Zalma
Why Rescission is an Appropriate Remedy to Health Policies Acquired Fraudulently

The Los Angeles Daily Journal, on May 28, 2009, reported that a much-watched case against Blue Shield of California for revoking medical coverage of an injured policyholder ended abruptly when the plaintiffs, Cindy and Steve Hailey of Cypress, admitted...

M. Machua Millett
Solvency II in Latin America? La Latinoamericanizacion de Solvencia II . . .

In a recent interview with Latino Insurance, Manuel Aguilera, president of Mexico’s insurance regulator (Comision Nacional de Seguros y Fianzas), reportedly commented that implementation in Latin America of the concepts underlying Solvency II is...

LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff
Stress tests planned for Europe's largest insurers

BONN, Germany -- A European insurance regulator says the continent's top 30 insurers will undergo mandatory stress tests in 2010. Regulators say the tests will gauge each company's ability to endure a long-lasting economic crisis. "European...

Michael Pollack
Medigap policy ambiguous but fairly debatable

The Wisconsin Supreme Court affirmed a $130,725.63 judgment against National States Insurance Company under a Medigap insurance policy. In Froedert Memorial Lutheran Hospital v. National States Ins. Co ., 2009 WI 33, the Wisconsin Court found that the...

Diana Gliedman, Marshall Gilinsky and Rhonda Orin
Insurance Coverage for Swine Flu Claims

As the world braces for a Swine Flu pandemic, the first concern of every business is the safety of their workers – and customers, if they’re in the hospitality industry or another business that draws people into physical proximity to one another...