Why Cyber Security?
Underwriters, Universities and Government Debt Issuers Face a Critical Deadline
Understanding Supplemental Spousal Liability Insurance in NY
Polsinelli Podcast - Insurance Recovery Disputes 101
Claims: Government Investigations, Enforcement and Triggering Insurance Coverage Under D and O Insurance
North Carolina Unemployment Insurance Reform Webinar
Ralph Ferrara Discusses Private Securities Litigation at PLI
The Affordable Care Act & the Impact on the C-Suite – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
The Affordable Care Act: The Structure of Health Plans – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Greenberger: Derivatives Legislation Would Seriously Weaken Dodd-Frank
NFA Chairman Chris Hehmeyer Talks Bankruptcy Reform
Ritholtz: Insurance Regulators Should Oversee Derivatives
How to Respond to President Obama's Cybersecurity Executive Order
Ritholtz: 'Dot Com Bonus Envy' Stymies Wall St. Reform
Insurance Lawyer: Very Limited Coverage for Hurricane Sandy
Weekly Brief: Hurricane Sandy, GC Donations, Tweeting Fake News
Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?
Not Prepared for Healthcare Reform? Three things employers need to focus on now.
The Benefits of WRAP Insurance on Large Construction Projects - Ray Buddie
Today’s posting has nothing to do with corporate law and everything to do with trees. On November 30 and December 1, 2011, the City of Pasadena experienced an unusually violent windstorm. Wind speeds in excess of 100 miles...more
In an opinion filed August 5, Florida’s First District Court of Appeal held that Florida’s unclaimed property law does not make life insurance proceeds due and payable at the time of the insured’s death and does not impose an...more
Highmark and UPMC took a major step toward resolving network participation issues June 27, 2014, by executing a Consent Decree with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Departments of Insurance and Health.
A New York City Tax Appeals Tribunal Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) recently ruled in favor of Aetna, Inc. (Aetna) on whether a health maintenance organization (HMO) was “doing an insurance business” in New York State,...more
The Washington State Department of Health has promulgated a new rule clarifying the Department's authority to issue civil penalties against health carriers and third-party administrators. This rule, which is outside the...more
Both decisions addressed whether tax credits are available for residents in states that have federally-facilitated health exchanges. The District of Columbia Court of Appeals said “no”; the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals...more
For employers with employees in the 36 states with a federally facilitated exchange, the question arises how the Halbig decision impacts their decision and strategy to provide health coverage to their employees when the...more
It was the best of times for ACA subsidies, it was the worst of times for ACA subsidies. On Tuesday, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”) and the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (“Fourth...more
Concerned that its own decision might have "the potential to conflict" with that of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, a Pennsylvania federal court relied on the primary jurisdiction doctrine to dismiss a putative class...more
In this case report, Sarah Hitchins, an associate in Allen & Overy LLP’s Banking, Finance and Regulatory Litigation Group, considers the High Court’s decision to allow an application for permission to bring judicial review...more
In May, the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) proposed a new rule (Rule) that would implement changes included in the ACA. The Rule would expand OIG’s authority to exclude...more
Ever since the United States Supreme Court addressed the question of whether a wholesale adoption of the "arbitrary and capricious" standard of review would be appropriate for judicial review of denial of benefit...more
It is a deceptively simple statement: Governmental employee benefit plans are exempt from ERISA. 29 U.S.C. § 1003(b)(1). But what about an employee benefit plan of an entity affiliated with a governmental entity, but whose...more
On April 30, 2014, CMS released the much anticipated proposed Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule (“Proposed IPPS Rule”), which would apply to FY 2015 Medicare payments. For inpatient acute care hospitals, CMS...more
The battle over unclaimed property continues to spawn increased litigation and regulatory activity.
Litigation Highlights -
In December 2013, a West Virginia court dismissed 63 lawsuits brought by the Treasurer...more
A governmental entity in Pennsylvania may deposit its moneys in a financial institution only if the financial institution pledges collateral for the deposit to the extent the deposit exceeds the FDIC insurance limits. This...more
New York Trial Court Holds that Administrative Orders Do Not Constitute “Final Adjudications” For Purposes of Applying Fraud/Dishonesty Exclusion in Professional Liability Policy -
A recent New York trial court...more
Market analysis and market conduct examinations provide insurance regulators with information to assess how the insurance marketplace as a whole, and the individual insurance entities that make up that market, are in...more
On Friday, March 7, 2014, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators’ (NCOIL) Unclaimed Property Task Force (Task Force) met in-person at NCOIL’s spring meeting. Led by the Task Force’s Co-Chair George Keiser (ND), the...more
Subsequent to its denial of a mortgage lender’s petition to set aside a civil investigative demand in 2012, the CFPB publicly announced that it had served Notice of Charges, initiating an administrative proceeding against the...more
The Senate will convene today, Monday, January 27, at 2:00 pm. After any leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 1926, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014. At...more
In mid-October, Prudential Financial Inc. dropped its fight against being designated as a systemically important financial institution (SIFI) by the Treasury Department's Financial Stability Oversight Council. When the...more
Ruling in a 4-2 decision, the Australian High Court denied a government employee worker’s compensation claim for an injury the employee sustained while having sex in a motel room during a business trip.
Recently, numerous clients have come to me asking whether they have the right to appeal straight to the Office of Administrative Appeals or whether they have to attend informal appeals first, whether the informal appeal is...more
In an administrative declaratory ruling, the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced that Florida’s unclaimed property statute requires life insurers to search the Social Security Administration Death Master...more
Find an Insurance Author »
Back to Top