Americans for Insurance Reform--AIR
Big insurance companies want to make their problem your problem.
Poor business practices, shady accounting,
money lost in the stock market, not enough profits. Theyve
even scared some people into fighting their battle for them, like doctors, patients, homeowners and small businesses.
do they want to shift their responsibility for mismanagement to us?
What else are they up to?
proposals to weaken our civil justice system
only make rich insurance companies richer.
Americans for Insurance Reform, 80 Broad St., Suite 1710, New York, NY
10004-3307; Phone: 917/438-4608; Fax: 212/764-4298
(AIR is a project of the Center for Justice & Democracy)
Homeowners insurance in California is approaching a crisis level, according to the state Department
Insurance bad faith refers to the
failure of an insurance company to pay out on a legitimate claim by one of its insured. By entering into a contract with clients,
insurance companies are required by law to honor claims for covered services, and if they reject a claim without a valid reason
they can be prosecuted.
Types of Insurance Bad Faith
There are several types of bad faith committed by insurance companies. They
- Denying a claim
- Failing to investigate a claim
- Delaying payment
- Paying out on only part of a claim
- Wrongly interpreting the language of the policy in order to deny coverage
- Denying all claims when they are first filed
The only instances where an insurance company has the right to
deny a claim are:
- If the insured does not live up to the insurance contract - by not paying premiums, etc.
- If the claim is not covered, as outlined in the insurance policy
- If the claim is fraudulent
If you or a loved one has been a victim
of insurance bad faith, you may want to contact an insurance bad faith lawyer for more information.