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FSOC Proposed Rulemaking on Fed Supervision of Nonbank Financial Companies: Critics Submit Comments and Ask Who is Speaking on Behalf of the Insurance Industry

By Daphne Frydman and Eric Arnold, Partners, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Proposed rulemaking by the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve to advance the regulatory process of implementing Section 113 of Dodd-Frank have various raised...

Unpaid Insurance Benefits Issues Continue to Intensify

By Phil Stano, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Attention to unclaimed property issues affecting life insurance companies – including issues relating to unpaid life insurance and annuity benefits – has significantly escalated in recent weeks, due to regulatory actions, media...

Sutherland Legal Alert - 10th Circuit Holds: No Violation of Antitrust Laws by Title Insurers Even If Insurers Conspired to Bribe New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance

By Phil Stano, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP On April 26, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed, on the basis of the filed rate doctrine and other grounds, a lower court's decision to dismiss putative class claims asserted against Insurer Defendants[1]...

Purchasing Health Insurance Through an Exchange: Implications for Large Employers

By Vanessa A. Scott and Carol A. Weiser, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP The Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Treasury, respectively, have issued guidance on (1) the ability of individuals and small employers to purchase health insurance through an exchange, and (2) the premium...

Sutherland Legal Alert - New Rules for Summaries of Health Benefits and Coverage

By Carol Weiser and Vanessa Scott, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Proposed regulations on, and a proposed template for, the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) required by section 2715 of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), as added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA...

Sutherland Legal Alert: New York State Senate Passes Domestic Excess Lines Bill

By John Pruitt and Justin Kitchens, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP The New York State Senate has passed a bill authorizing the formation and licensing of New York domestic excess lines insurance companies. [1] The bill would allow such companies to write insurance in New York on the same basis...