What Are Bad Faith Insurance Laws?
When an insurance company does not pay out a benefit that is covered in a policyholder’s contract, it is known as Bad Faith Insurance
. But what laws cover bad faith insurance claims?
The laws that regulate insurance claims in the US vary from state to state. While all US states have statutes that cover insurance claims and regulate the insurance policies in that state, not all states have laws that specifically address Bad Faith Insurance.
Two landmark lawsuits in the California Supreme Court, Comunale v. Traders & General Ins. Co. and Gruenberg v. Aetna Ins. Co., led to California and later other states to create tort claims that specifically address “Bad Faith” on the part of insurance companies.
States that have passed legislation protecting policyholders against Bad Faith Insurance Claims include:
- Rhode Island
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