Unfiled Side Agreements Found Illegal And Void

The California Department of Insurance ruled an Indiana insurance carrier cannot enforce the terms of the collateral and indemnity agreements that were part of a large deductible workers’ comp program. The carrier did not file the side agreements for approval before they were used. The ruling stems from a dispute between Protective Insurance, formerly Baldwin … Read More »

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BIG DECISION: Travelers Loses Unfiled Side Agreements Case

“The big takeaway from this is that under Insurance Code section 11737, the Commissioner has the authority to review pretty much anything that affects what the insured pays for insurance,” says attorney Ryan Salsig with the firm Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani. The California Insurance Commissioner’s authority to require carriers to file key policy documents … Read More »

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Travelers, CDI Heading To Court

Attorneys representing the California Department of Insurance and The Travelers will be in a Los Angeles courtroom next month to continue a nearly four-year-old dispute over what the Department says is the the illegality of the unfiled side agreements Travelers used in its large deductible workers’ comp program. Former Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued a … Read More »

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