Teachers in Florida offered free life insurance

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Unusual offer could give teachers in Florida insurance protection Thousands of teachers in Pasco County, Florida, recently received an offer that may be too good to be true. The teachers were offered a chance to receive life insurance for free with policies being paid for by the Pollock Financial Group. The group has offered to match teachers with wealthy investors that are looking for lucrative ways to invest their funds. For many teachers, the offer seems to be too altruistic, and this has raised concerns among Florida’s insurance regulators as…

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Florida to join the Interstate insurance Product Compact

Florida may be the latest state to join the Interstate Insurance Product Compact, a program established in 2006 in order to improve consumer protection and hasten the accreditation process for new insurance products. Currently, 41 states have joined the program, all of which have adopted universal standards regarding application procedures concerning life insurance and long-term disability coverage products. The program does not account for health insurance, but Florida legislators may seek to include these products into the program if the state joins. The Insurance Product Regulation Commission, a multi-state agency…

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New death benefit battle rages on with life insurance companies

Insurance companies are now facing a new battle in the challenge for data management as state regulators are now requiring that they verify their life insurance policies against the data from the Social Security Death Master File. This is only the most recent of several changes that have been made by state regulators that are designed to help to identify life insurance policy beneficiaries by working with the Social Security Death Master File and checking it against the records for the insurance policies. While the actual regulations for this effort…

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