Tag Archives: life insurance

Life insurer couldn’t deny benefits based on trucker’s use of meth

A narcotics exclusion in a life insurance policy did not apply to bar the payment of benefits for a truck driver who died in an crash while under the influence of methamphetamine, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled in ...

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Employees must keep beneficiary designations updated, justices rule

It’s fair to assume Warren Hillman never intended that the proceeds of his federal employee life insurance policy would go to his ex-wife when he died unexpectedly in 2008. But whatever Warren intended doesn’t matter. That’s because the U.S. Supreme ...

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Wife’s action to recover life insurance proceeds preempted, justices rule

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a divorced Virginia woman could not be forced to surrender the proceeds of a federal employee life insurance policy that she received as her ex-husband’s named beneficiary.

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