Cost of Insurance Rates

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Life and Annuity Series: Cost-of-Insurance Charge Litigation

Plaintiffs' lawyers have been challenging cost-of-insurance (COI) charges for years, with mixed results. The following outline reviews the most recent flurry of cases. ...more

Life and Annuity Series: Significant Litigation Risks

WilmerHale Partner Charles Platt, a leading commercial litigator who is recognized nationally for his work defending financial services and insurance companies, periodically drafts legal news alerts for clients about the life...more

Life and Annuity Series: Captive Reinsurance/Cost-of-Insurance Complaint

The complaint against Banner Life combines the "captive reinsurance" class action claims brought last year with the cost-of-insurance (COI) class action claims that are now popping up. Instead of standing on their own,...more

Life and Annuity Series: Recent Cost-of-Insurance Decision

Plaintiffs lawyers have been challenging cost of insurance (COI) charges for years, with mixed success. The recent decision by the Indiana Court of Appeals, titled Lincoln National Ins. Co. v. Bezich, is the latest in this...more

Cost of Insurance Litigation -- District Court Says Stick to Enumerated Factors

In a class action challenging a cost of insurance (COI) rate increase, a New York federal district court has stated that an insurer may only consider factors specifically enumerated in the policy when raising COI rates on a...more

Seventh Circuit: Profit-Related Considerations OK In Setting COI Rates

In December, insurers battling challenges to their exercises of discretion in setting non-guaranteed elements in universal life policies received a boost when the Seventh Circuit, via companion opinions, affirmed the...more

Legal Alert: Cost of Insurance Litigation – Insurers Retain Discretion to Set COI Rates in Two Key Victories

In the first federal appellate decisions addressing cost of insurance (COI) charges in life insurance policies, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals handed two victories to insurers in opinions issued December 13, 2013. In...more

Legal Alert: Cost of Insurance Litigation – Recent Rulings Diverge on the Scope of Insurer Discretion to Set Rates

Litigation continues in various cases challenging cost of insurance rates (COI) in life insurance policies, and January 2013 saw courts issue decisions going both ways on insurer discretion to set and modify COI rates. A...more

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