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Do You Have Claims-Made Professional Liability Coverage? Know Your Reporting Requirements

Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) is generally sold as claims-made coverage—a unique type of time-limited coverage primarily for professionals. Typical examples of PLI coverage include:  •Legal malpractice for attorneys; •Medical malpractice

Know Your Rights During An IME (Part 2)

My last article discussed the governance of an IME and how to prepare for one. This article shares my advice concerning what happens during an IME. When it comes to

What is an IME & How Do I Prepare for One?

{3:55 minutes to read} In the world of claims or lawsuits against insurance companies, IME is an acronym for Independent Medical Examination. These examinations are never truly independent, however. IMEs

If You’re Seeking Insurance Proceeds, Don’t Forget These 3 Critical Responsibilities

{6:50 minutes to read} When you submit a claim for insurance benefits under your policy, there are certain things you, as the insured, are required to do. There are things

Insurance 101: What Coverage Is Available & What Type Do You Need?

{3:15 minutes to read} Most people will acquire insurance, either for themselves or their business, at some point during their lifetime. In general, there are two broad categories of insurance:

Bill Signed Into Law Stops Claim Denials Based on Late Notice

New York’s Governor signed into law a long-awaited bill that will prevent insurance companies from denying claims when they believe the policyholder was “late” in reporting the loss. New York

Governor Spitzer Issues a Veto on Late Notice Bill

In an unexpected twist, Governor Spitzer rejected a long-awaited bill that would no longer allow insurance companies to deny claims based on “late” filing of the claim. He asked the

Long Awaited Legislative Victory in New York—Will Denials for Late Notice Be Dead?

Both houses of the New York Legislature have passed a bill that would prohibit insurance companies from denying claims based on alleged late filing of the claim (late notice). The

Court Ruling Requires Insurance Companies to Pay Benefits to People with Pre-Existing Conditions

In a key court ruling, New York’s highest court ruled that disability insurers must pay claimants under group policies who have preexisting conditions. The insurance company may only exclude the

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