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Duty to Provide Life Insurance Conversion Information

May 7, 2017 8:18:53 PM / by Deborah Hyde posted in hr compliance, life insurance, Front Page Post, Uncategorized, benefits CONSULTING, conversion, Deborah Hyde, liability



Conversion is an important feature in employer-sponsored life insurance plans that can allow an employee to maintain coverage after experiencing a loss of eligibility by converting group coverage to an individual policy. Critically, though, the responsibility to adequately inform the employee about the conversion option falls upon the employer rather than the insurer. This duty is underscored in a recent decision by a U.S. District Court, Erwood v. Life Insurance Company of North America (Erwood).

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