Incomplete payment of benefits due
Francis J. Butta was severely and permanently injured in an accident when he was riding his motorcycle. Since the driver of the car that hit him did not have sufficient coverage to compensate him for his injuries, he attempted to obtain stacked coverage from his parents’ car insurance policy. However, the insurer, Geico Casualty Company, refused his claim. The complaint claims breach of contract.
This settlement resolves a class action against CareFirst, Inc., Group Hospitalization and Medical Services, Inc., CareFirst of Maryland, Inc., and CareFirst BlueChoice, Inc. The complaint alleged that health plans of these companies did not properly cover comprehensive lactation support and counseling services (CLS) as required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
When you’re in an accident and your vehicle is declared a total loss, how is the value of that vehicle determined? The complaint claims that State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, with the help of JD Power & Associates and Mitchell International, undervalues vehicles and pays its insureds less than it should.
The complaint for this class action claims that State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company misapplied the deductible for Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claims. The complaint claims that the PIP deductible should have been applied differently under Florida law.
If you total your car in an accident, should your insurer pay all the costs of getting a comparable car? The complaint for this class action claims that it should. Specifically, it notes that Geico does not pay sales tax, title transfer fees, and tag transfer fees and claims that it should do so.
If a Geico auto policyholder is in an accident and the vehicle is a total loss, does Geico pay the correct amount to replace the vehicle? The complaint for this Florida class action says no, claiming that Geico miscalculates the amount due to the policyholder in at least two ways.
Plaintiff Robert Koch makes two claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). According to the complaint in the class action he filed, (1) he should have been paid a retroactive benefit or an actuarial increase for retiring years later than the plan’s normal retirement age, and (2) he should not have had his benefits reduced under later amendments to the retirement plan.
A number of Allstate insurers—Allstate Fire & Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company, Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company, and Allstate Insurance Company, along with their affiliates—are paying to settle a class action.
Did your home or business suffer damage in a natural disaster—a hurricane, tornado, flood, or fire? Do you feel that you’ve received proper assessments and compensation from your insurer? In recent years, natural disasters seem to have become more extreme, and they are often exacerbated by conditions that the average person has no control over—failing levees or overdevelopment, for example. If you’ve been confronted by a shocking level of damage to your property, home, or business, you may need every penny you’re entitled to.
Automobile insurance policies offer personal injury protection (PIP) benefits for persons who are injured in auto accidents, whether it’s the insured person or a third party. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Progressive Insurance Company terminated benefits unfairly for each of the plaintiffs because it claimed that they had reached the maximum medical improvement (MMI) for the injury in their claim.