Aviva To Pay $4M To States In Latest Death Master File Deal

Law360, New York (November 21, 2013, 2:13 PM EST) -- Aviva Life and Annuity Co. and an affiliate have agreed to fork over $4 million to California, Florida, Pennsylvania and other states and reform business practices to settle claims that they improperly used a national death database, officials said Thursday.

State insurance regulators have struck similar deals with more than half of the national life and annuity insurance market. Regulators have targeted life insurers after learning that some used the U.S. Social Security Administration's Death Master File to halt payments to annuity holders but did not...
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