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Arizona Disability Insurance Bad Faith and Delegation of Administrative Duties

Under the law in Arizona, the relationship between insurer and insured is a special relationship, giving rise to duties not usually found in other contractual agreements. Rawlings v. Apodaca, 151 Ariz. 149, 163, 726 P.2d 565, 579 (1986); Dodge v. Fidelity … Continue reading

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DISABILITY INSURANCE AND THE PHYSICIAN: CAN YOU COLLECT ON YOUR POLICY?

You have worked as a physician for your entire career.  Your spouse and children rely on you, and you have numerous financial obligations both at home and at the office.  The stress and trauma of a disability can cause you … Continue reading

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California Dept. of Insurance Fines Unum $8 Million for “Outlaw” Claims Handling

Over the weekend, the California State Department of Insurance reached a settlement with UnumProvident Corporation,  fining Unum $8 million, the largest settlement in the agency’s history, with  California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi calling Unum an “outlaw company” that harmed consumers by … Continue reading

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