Despite Kemper's Rebellion, Death Benefits Changes In Store

Law360, New York (November 27, 2013, 7:19 PM EST) -- While three Kemper Corp. life insurers have the odds in their favor in recent lawsuits against California, Florida, Illinois and Pennsylvania over whether carriers must proactively search a federal death database to pay out benefits, victories in those cases could wind up only escalating the movement toward making searches mandatory, attorneys say.

MetLife Inc., American International Group Inc. and other large life insurers have already paid millions and agreed to carry out searches on the U.S. Social Security Administration's Death Master File as part of settlements...
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