Reporting Developments Affecting the Insurance and Reinsurance Industries

 

Trump Administration Issues Executive Order Regarding Health Coverage and Discontinues Cost-Sharing Reductions Payments

On October 12, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order “to reform the United States healthcare system to take the first steps to expand choices and alternatives to Obamacare plans and increase competition to bring down costs for consumers.

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The Pruco Florida Supreme Court decision has been legislatively reversed by a recent amendment to the Florida Viatical Settlement Act

The Florida Supreme Court Pruco advisory opinion, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Pruco Life Ins. Co., 200 So. 3d at 1203 & 1206-07, to the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that an insurer may not challenge the...

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Florida may have outlawed the secondary sale of policies if at any time during the five year period post issuance there was a loan secured by the policy

Florida has recently adopted amendments to its Viatical Settlement Act. One of the new provisions, Section 626.99287 Contestability of viaticated policies, provides as follows: (2) Except as hereinafter provided [certain life...

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Texas Department of Insurance Warns Against Improper Underwriting After Hurricane Harvey

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has cautioned insurers against improper underwriting activities in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.  Specifically, TDI issued Commissioner’s Bulletin # B-0032017 on September 21, 2017, which reminds insurers of certain underwriting laws and regulations applicable to personal automobile and residential property insurance that are particularly relevant in the aftermath of a major tropical weather system.

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Locke Lord QuickStudy: UPDATE: US and EU Negotiate Covered Agreement on Insurance and Reinsurance Regulation

As discussed in our prior QuickStudy issued on January 18, 2017, the US Federal Government and the European Union have come to an agreement on wide-ranging changes to reinsurance and establishment standards for the operation of insurance enterprises operating from one to another of these markets.

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