Will a Lawsuit For a Premium Succeed?


New York Life recently settled a class action lawsuit over premium increases with Hal Ferrell. Now, CalPERS has announced an 85% premium increase, which has sparked a lawsuit over premiums. But what’s the best course of action? Will a lawsuit for a premium succeed? It depends on how you slice it. The best path to success depends on your unique situation. We’ve discussed a few possible scenarios in this article.

New York Life settled a class action for a premium

New York Life settled a class action for the first time in 1995. The suit was brought by Charles Edwards and Major Banks as individual plaintiffs on behalf of all Louisiana residents who opted out of the Willson v. New York Life insurance policy. In the suit, the insurance company was accused of seven counts of wrongdoing. While the plaintiffs ultimately settled the lawsuit, they did not receive any monetary compensation.

The lawsuit alleged that New York Life engaged in a nationwide scheme to induce customers to purchase insurance products. The company used misleading sales presentations, policy illustrations, and marketing materials to mislead class members. It also violated its duty of good faith and fair dealing by making material misrepresentations about the benefits of life insurance policies. It also claimed that New York Life made improper disclosures regarding dividends and interest rates in life insurance policies.

The settlement also included a provision that would enable policyholders to access low-interest loans to cover the cost of premiums. These loans would allow them to pay for their premiums over a five-year period. The insurer also agreed to pay the costs of the arbitrations for the policyholders. The case is now scheduled to be heard at the New York Supreme court on Nov. 15. There are currently over 500,000 policyholders in the case.

CalPERS announced an 85% premium increase

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) recently settled a class-action lawsuit over a recent 85% premium hike. In 2013, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) implemented a fee hike that affected nearly 80,000 people, including retirees. The lawsuit claimed that the premium hike was illegal. Despite the lawsuit, CalPERS implemented the increase in 2015-2016, the seventh since 1995.

The lawsuit alleges that the increase was disproportionate, ineffective, and unfair. The company’s Board of Directors was formed in 1885 and appointed in 1925. The Board of Directors of CalPERS is made up of six members, including two California state senators. The board and management of the pension plan report to the state legislature, which includes a governing body. A majority of the members of the Board have financial interests in the pension fund.

The lawsuit filed against CalPERS was about an 85% premium increase for a subgroup of LTC policyholders. The rate increase was implemented in 2013, 2015, and 2016. CalPERS denies liability and says that it did not breach the insurance contract. The lawsuit seeks up to $2.7 billion in compensation for the affected policyholders. A settlement would have been beneficial for the state as a whole, but it will not help many Californians.