What does it take to prove bad faith in a life insurance denial?

Life insurance policies allow those with dependents, such as children and spouses, to provide some financial stability to the people who depend on them if they die unexpectedly or at least offset the costs of a funeral and end-of-life medical care. Many married couples invest in life insurance policies for both spouses, and it is …

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Life Insurance Policyholders Beware: California’s Statutory Lapse Safeguards Do Not Apply to Policies Issued Prior to January 1, 2013

Life insurance lapse generally refers to coverage ending for insufficient or nonpayment of policy premiums. If premiums are not paid during the grace period to sustain the policy, then the life insurance ends. The lapse of a life insurance policy at the wrong time could have disastrous consequences for persons or families because policyholders could …

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Exhaustion of Remedies and the Failure to Raise an Argument on an ERISA Appeal: What Happens if an ERISA Claimant Misses a Key Factual or Legal Argument on Appeal?

Under insurance policies governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), when an insurer denies a person’s claim for life insurance benefits, short-term-disability benefits or long-term-disability benefits, the beneficiary must request that the insurance company review the denial or termination if they intend to sue the insurer to obtain their benefits.  Courts …

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McKennon Law Group PC and Robert J. McKennon selected as 2019 Best Insurance Litigation Firm and Best Insurance Lawyer in California and in the United States

McKennon Law Group PC is proud to announce that it and its Managing Shareholder Robert J. McKennon have been selected as Best Insurance Litigation Law Firm and Best Insurance Lawyer in California and in the United States for the year 2019 by the following organizations: Leading Advisor Awards Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine ACQ5 Global Awards …

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Los Angeles Daily Journal Publishes Article by Robert J. McKennon Entitled “Leveling the Field Between Insurers and Disability Claimants”

In the November 19, 2019 issue of the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the Daily Journal published an article written by the McKennon Law Group PC’s Robert J. McKennon.  The article addresses a previous 2009 Daily Journal investigation that revealed insurers’ regular practice of improperly denying claims.  Since 2009, recent regulations promulgated by the Department of …

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Los Angeles Daily Journal Publishes Article on November 19, 2019 by Robert McKennon Entitled “Leveling the Field Between Insurers and Disability Claimants”

In the November 19, 2019 issue of the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the Daily Journal published an article written by the McKennon Law Group PC’s Robert J. McKennon.  The article addresses a previous 2009 Daily Journal investigation that revealed insurers’ regular practice of improperly denying claims.  Since 2009, recent regulations promulgated by the Department of …

Read moreLos Angeles Daily Journal Publishes Article on November 19, 2019 by Robert McKennon Entitled “Leveling the Field Between Insurers and Disability Claimants”

The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim – Part Seven: Wrongful Insurer Practices and Full and Fair Review Requirement

In this several-part blog series titled The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim, we discuss the basics of an ERISA life, health, accidental death and dismemberment and disability claim, from navigating a claim, to handling a claim denial and through preparing a case for litigation.  In Part Seven of this series, …

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The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim – Part Six: Independent Medical Evaluations and Peer Reviews

In this several-part blog series titled The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim, we discuss the basics of an ERISA life, health, accidental death and dismemberment and disability claim, from navigating a claim, to handling a claim denial and through preparing a case for litigation.  In Part Six of this series, …

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Los Angeles Daily Journal Publishes Article on August 28, 2019 by Robert McKennon Entitled “Ruling Could Send Shock Waves Through ERISA Claims Industry”

In the August 28, 2019 issue of the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the Daily Journal published an article written by the McKennon Law Group PC’s Robert J. McKennon.  The article addresses a recent case by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Dorman v. Charles Schwab, which overruled the Ninth Circuit precedent Amaro v. Continental Can …

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Court Denies Insurer’s Motion to Dismiss, Finding Plan Language Did Not Clearly Require Administrative Exhaustion Prior to Filing Suit

Ordinarily, a participant or beneficiary of a plan governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) must avail himself or herself of the plan’s internal review procedures before bringing a civil action in federal court for recovery of plan benefits.  This includes group ERISA plans offering long-term disability, life, health or accidental …

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