California Announces Investigation of MetLife for Failure to Pay Life Insurance Benefits

On April 25, 2011, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and California State Controller John Chiang announced that they are investigating Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (“MetLife”) for a failure to pay out life insurance benefits after learning of an insured’s death.  It appears that while MetLife learned of its insured’s deaths through a database prepared by …

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Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies Under ERISA Not Required If Exhaustion Would Have Been Futile

Terrance Burnett was eligible for short-term disability (“STD”) benefits and long-term disability (“LTD”) benefits through employee welfare benefit plans funded by his employer, The Raytheon Company, and administered by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (“MetLife”).  After his doctors stated that Burnett’s psychiatric condition prevented him from performing his job duties, he filed a claim for STD …

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Fighting An Insurance Claim Denial Will Often Pay Off

It will not be surprising to many readers of this blog that insurance companies often deny life insurance, health insurance and disability insurance claims.  Many times, insurance companies are wrong in their decisions.   And, sometimes they acknowledge their mistakes.  The question becomes: what are the odds of an insurance company changing its mind and reversing …

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Care for a STOLI? Careful! You May Find Yourself in Trouble.

Stranger Originated Life Insurance, also known as a “STOLI,” is a life insurance policy financed or held by a person who has no relationship to the person insured under the policy.  In the typical STOLI transaction, an investor encourages an elderly person to purchase a life insurance policy and name the investor, who pays the …

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