Life insurance companies must try harder to locate beneficiaries

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States say insurers should be making a greater effort to find heirs to ensure payments are being made. Life insurance companies have paid beneficiaries billions of dollars in unclaimed policy payouts. That said, if many states are successful, it could mean that even more beneficiaries will be receiving funds. Certain state actions aim to force insurance providers to make a greater effort to locate heirs. Almost two dozen states have passed laws pushing life insurance companies to look for policy beneficiaries. Among them, Illinois has become the most recent state…

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Utah life insurance scam involved a man murdering his wife

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Conrad Truman has been accused of killing his wife in order to receive her benefits payouts. A man has been charged with a vicious form of Utah life insurance fraud that involved murdering his wife in order to be able to collect on her policy benefits of over $800,000. The man cried over her body in the hospital but was then said to be acting strangely and obstructed justice. After Conrad Truman killed his wife for her Utah life insurance, Heidy, a victim advocate reported that his behavior, attitude, and…

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Life insurance dispute to be settled as AIG agrees to pay over $300 million

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This money will go to the U.S. states involved in the massive disputes. According to the finance office in California, American International Group (AIG) will be making payouts totaling over $300 million in order to settle a dispute with several different states regarding unclaimed life insurance payments. The payment will be split among 39 different U.S. states as well as Washington D.C. This single agreement regarding property that remained unclaimed from AIG will require the life insurance company to pay more than $300 million that is owed on a tremendous…

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U.S. appeals court to rule on a law concerning insurance payments for the heirs of the Armenian genocide

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California has taken a controversial stance on the matter of the Armenian genocide in Turkey which may conflict with U.S. foreign policy. The issue concerns a state law which declares that heirs of those killed by the Turkish Ottoman Empire are due life insurance payments from three of Germany’s largest insurance organizations. The court first levied a tentative ruling on the matter in 2009, where judges ruled in favor of the German insurers. Now, however, the judges have ruled to rehear the…

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