An Insurance Company Acting as a Claims Administrator is Again a Proper Defendant in an ERISA Suit for Benefits

The Ninth Circuit has reversed itself and ruled that insurance companies that make claim decisions or are responsible for paying benefits can serve as defendants in ERISA actions for benefits or to enforce the terms of the plan.  In Cyr v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, 642 F.3d 1202 (9th Cir. 2011), the Ninth Circuit …

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Consumer Protection Insurance Bills Sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Jones Clear Hurdles

An important package of strong consumer protection bills, sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, passed through their respective houses of the Legislature, clearing a major hurdle toward passage.  Jones stated in his recent press release: “When I took office in January, I vowed we would work to strengthen our consumer protection laws,” said Commissioner Jones.  …

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What are the Available Remedies Against an Insurance Company That Has Acted in Bad Faith?

This article will be the second in a series of articles by McKennon Law Group PC addressing and answering basic questions concerning insurance law.  This one addresses: What are the available remedies against an insurance company that has acted unreasonably in handling an insurance claim? The most common causes of action against insurers in the …

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