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There’s no escaping death: West Virginia Supreme Court holds that death triggers dormancy period
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2015

On June 16, 2015, in State ex rel. Perdue v. Nationwide Life Insurance Company, et al., the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia held that under


Class action round-up - spring 2015
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2015

On April 27, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robinssetting the stage for an important decision on whether a


NAIC publishes principles for effective cybersecurity
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2015

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Cybersecurity Task Force adopted Principles for Effective Cybersecurity Insurance


Dead or alive in West Virginia: must life insurance companies search for due proof of death?
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2015

On April 8, 2015, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia heard oral arguments in Perdue v. Nationwide Life Insurance Company, et al., the


New York State regulator to examine insurers on cybersecurity following comprehensive risk assessments
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2015

On March 26, 2015, Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), sent a letter to the CEOs, General


November 15th deadline quickly approaching on ACA transitional reinsurance fee
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2014

This is an updated advisory discussing new guidance on the transitional reinsurance fee. Please note that guidance is frequently issued in this area


Class action round-up - spring 2014
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2014

In a mortgage-related row, the Ninth Circuit reversed the Central District of California’s grant of summary judgment in favor of several bank


In South Florida, the Eleventh Circuit finds CAFA’s amount in controversy requirement satisfied by declaratory judgment alone
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2014

In South Florida Wellness Inc. v. Allstate Insurance Co., No. 14-10001 (11th Cir. Feb. 14, 2014), the Eleventh Circuit ruled that a plaintiff's


Departments issue new ACA FAQs on preventive services, cost-sharing limits, fixed indemnity insurance, wellness programs and expatriate health plans
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2014

On January 9, 2014, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively, the "Departments") issued Part


Agency guidance strikes a major blow for individual policy premium reimbursement and stand-alone health reimbursement arrangements
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2013

On September 13, the IRS and the Department of Labor (DOL) issued twin noticesIRS Notice 2013-54 and Technical Release 2013-03 (collectively, the