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Duane Morris' Insurance lawyers represent life, health and disability insurers across the spectrum of industry issues, from matters before insurance regulatory agencies, to claims advice, to complex litigation involving defense of multi-claimant class actions.

Duane Morris lawyers have represented insurers in such matters as:

  • Sales practice and market conduct litigation;
     
  • ERISA claims under group policies;
     
  • Traditional life and disability insurance defense;
     
  • Rescission claims;
     
  • Accidental death benefit claims;
     
  • Overseas death claims;
     
  • Stranger-originated life insurance and secondary market issues;
     
  • Agent termination disputes and other disputes relating to agent relationships;
     
  • Defense of employee benefit claims;
     
  • Fraudulent insurance claims;
     
  • Advice on issues that affect underwriting, regulatory and compliance matters; and
     
  • Defense of bad faith and punitive damages claims.

 
 
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

Report to NAIC on Captives: The Controversy About Principle-Based Reserves and Captives Continues
, April 01, 2014
The use by life insurance companies of captive reinsurance companies to finance XXX and AXXX reserves has been a significant and contentious issue in recent years. Some members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (the "NAIC") are deeply opposed to captive-based...

New York Appeals Court Reverses Itself in K2 Investment Group Decision; Reaffirms Earlier Ruling in Servidone
, February 25, 2014
In a decision notable for several reasons, the New York State Court of Appeals—the state's highest court—reversed itself in K2 Investment Group, LLC v. American Guarantee & Liability Insurance Co. [21 NY3d 384 (2014)] and reaffirmed its earlier ruling in Servidone Construction Corp....

Group-Wide Global Insurance Capital Standards First Step - Basic Capital Mandate for G-SIIs
, January 03, 2014
As the first step in the development of group-wide global insurance capital standards, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) released for public consultation its proposal on basic capital requirements (BCR) for global systemically important insurers (G-SIIs) on December 16,...

The Development of Global Capital Standards for IAIGs and G-SIIs: Notes from IAIS Meeting on November 13, 2013
, November 29, 2013
In July 2013, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) designated nine insurance groups as global systemically important insurers (G-SIIs). Simultaneously, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) released its framework of policy measures for G-SIIs, which included the concept of...

First Ever: Global Capital Standards for Insurers
, October 15, 2013
On October 9, 2013, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) took a significant step toward developing a first-ever risk-based global insurance capital standard (ICS). The target date for development of the ICS is 2016, with full implementation beginning in 2019 after two years...

Insurance Regulatory Update - Holding Company Supervision, Designation of Prudential Financial as Being "Too Big to Fail," Principle-Based Reserving and Captives
, September 24, 2013
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners ("NAIC") 2013 Summer National Meeting, which was held in late August, saw a continuation of the debate over major insurance regulatory reforms. The first of these reforms involves supervision (regulation) of insurance and non-insurance...