Unfair Insurance Claim Practices Laws

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What Is an Unfair Insurance Claim Practice?

An unfair insurance claim practice is where an insurer attempts to reduce the amount of a claim or avoid payment altogether. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has crafted a set of regulations and laws in an effort to reduce unscrupulous behavior by insurers.

What Are Some Examples of Unfair Insurance Claim Practices?

These are some characteristics that may indicate the provider is engaging in unfair insurance claim practices:

Keep in mind that insurance is a complicated business, and emotions may run high. Thus, these characteristics are not dispositive, but merely indicate the attitude and approach of providers who may be engaging in unfair practices.

Should I Consult a Lawyer?

If you have a claim that your insurance provider should cover under your policy, but refuses to, the provider may have acted in bad faith, and you should immediately contact a business lawyer who has experience dealing with insurance claims and bad faith. Your attorney can advise you of you rights and let you know if you have a case and would be entitled to any monetary damages in a lawsuit against your insurance provider.

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Last Modified: 06-25-2014 12:42 PM PDT

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