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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Industry news, expert analysis, and daily updates on the most significant insurance coverage legal developments—from the insurance and legal experts of The National Underwriter Company.


Superstorm Sandy
Court Finds Accord and Satisfaction in Superstorm Sandy Case
The U.S. District Court for New Jersey has granted an insurer’s motion for summary judgment in a Superstorm Sandy case, finding that the doctrine of accord and satisfaction barred the insured’s claims where it had deposited a check that the insurer had sent counsel for the insured with letters proposing a settlement. Read More

Life Insurance
No AD&D Benefits Where Heart Disease Contributed to Insured’s Accidental Drowning, Maryland District Court Decides
A federal district court in Maryland has ruled that a widow who was the beneficiary under an accidental death and dismemberment policy was not entitled to benefits where heart disease contributed to her husband’s accidental drowning, even if the accidental drowning was the proximate and more immediately precipitating cause. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Shooting of Person While Gun Was Being Removed from Parked Car Did Not Arise Out of Car’s “Ownership, Maintenance, or Use,” Federal District Court Decides
A federal district court in South Carolina has ruled that a person shot by a gun as it was being taken from a parked car was not entitled to underinsured motorist benefits because the accident did not “arise out of the ownership, maintenance, or use” of the vehicle. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Court Would Not Infer that Insured Who Shot Gun with Caregiver in Room Had Intended to Harm Her
A federal district court in Indiana has ruled that it could not infer as a matter of law that an insured homeowner who had fired a gun with his caregiver in the room had intended to harm her. Read More

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Health Insurance

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Says Consumers Will Not Have to Pay Out-of-Network Costs If Insurer’s Provider Directory Is Out-of-Date
Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller has said that consumers should not pay higher out-of-network costs if they use a health care provider who is out-of-network but, at the time the service was provided, was listed in his or her insurer’s provider directory as in-network. Read More

Health Insurance
Health Republic Insurance of N.Y. to Cease Writing New Policies
The New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) has directed the non-profit Health Republic Insurance of New York co-op to cease writing new health insurance policies and the co-op will commence an orderly wind down after the expiration of its existing policies. Read More

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Endurance Names Chris Gallagher as New Chief Risk Officer Read More

Symetra Offers New Chronic Illness Plus Rider 
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One-Third of Small Businesses in America Have Been Hit by Disasters, Data Shows 
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Employer Family Health Premiums Rise Four Percent to $17,545, Kaiser Family Foundation Finds 
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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Names Chaman Aggarwal Property Underwriting Officer 
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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Anjali C. Das, Wilson Elser
John F. Finnegan, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Michele L. Jacobson, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill, P.C.
Richard D. Milone, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Joseph P. Monteleone, Rivkin Radler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
Jerold Oshinsky, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP
Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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