Tag Archives: cost of insurance

Life Reinsurer Gets Its Wish to Intervene

Life insurance policies issued in the past are often transferred in blocks to reinsurers on a 100% indemnity reinsurance basis.  These transfers often include servicing agreements, where the assuming reinsurer takes responsibility for all policy services, including determining the cost-of-insurance.  In the past several years, policyholders have brought putative class actions against life insurance companies … Continue Reading

Eleventh Circuit Holds That Face Value of Policies Establishes the Amount-In-Controversy for Equitable Claims

The life insurance industry has seen a significant number of class actions brought against it for allegedly wrongful conduct in increasing the cost of insurance (“COI”) component of the policy premium.  In many of these cases, the life insurance company will remove a state case to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”).  … Continue Reading
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