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California Insurers Asked to Submit Diversity Information About Boards of Directors

by Robert Hogeboom & Samuel Sorich
The California Department of Insurance (“CDI”) has issued a notification to insurers with 2013 written premiums of $100 million or more in California to complete and submit the CDI’s Governing Bo…

California Insurers Asked to Submit Diversity Information About Boards of Directors

by Robert Hogeboom & Samuel Sorich
The California Department of Insurance (“CDI”) has issued a notification to insurers with 2013 written premiums of $100 million or more in California to complete and submit the CDI’s Governing Bo…

Recent Victory on Behalf of Medical Supplement Insurers against California Department of Insurance

As a result of the filing of a Writ of Mandate and Declaratory Relief Action by Barger & Wolen LLP Senior Regulatory Counsel Robert W. Hogeboom and Litigation Partner John Holmes, the California Department of Insurance (“CDI”) agreed to…

Heimeshoff highlights the importance of contractual limitation periods in ERISA plans

Since Heimeshoff, three district court cases have already held that lawsuits to recover ERISA plan benefits were barred by the plan’s contractual limitation period.
The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & …

SCOTUS Unlikely to Reject Three-Year Limit for Filing Lawsuit in ERISA Disability Claim

By Robert K. Renner and James A. Hazlehurst
The transcript from this morning’s oral argument at the United States Supreme Court reflects that a majority of justices seem poised to uphold an ERISA plan provision imposing a three-year limit for cla…

California Insurance Laws Enacted in 2013

October 13, 2013 was the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to act on bills passed by the California Legislature this year. Here are summaries of noteworthy insurance-related bills which Governor Brown signed into law. Unless indicated otherwi…

Upcoming SCOTUS case could have wide implications for ERISA plans

Barger & Wolen partner Royal Oakes was interviewed by PLAN SPONSOR magazine on October 8, 2013, in regards to Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accidental Insurance Co. High Court to Rule on Litigation Limitations Period.
The U.S. Supreme Court agr…

Proposed Regulations list 20 standards to determine if insurer is operating in hazardous financial conditions

By Robert W. Hogeboom and Samuel J. Sorich
On June 21, 2013, the California Department of Insurance (“CDI”) submitted its Proposed Action and Notice of Public Hearing to adopt regulations listing conditions that the Commissioner may conside…

California DMV to propose regulations on the testing of autonomous vehicles

On June 18, 2013, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) conducted a workshop on regulations that will govern the testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads. The workshop is a precursor to the drafting of regulations and the commenc…

Recent decision limits the protections from liability for ERISA pension plan fiduciaries

James Hazlehurst wrote an article published in The Daily Journal on June 12, 2013, that discussed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Harris v. Amgen that limited the protections from liability for ERISA pension plan fiduciaries afforded by…