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OIR hits insurer who denied Congresswoman



Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty filed a complaint Wednesday against American General Life Insurance that seeks to suspend or even revoke the Houston-based company's license in Florida. The 22-page complaint details how American General repeatedly refused to provide life insurance or limited the coverage based on an applicant's future travel plans.

The most high-profile case involved U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Pembroke Pines, who in 2005 asked American General to increase her current life insurance policy. She indicated on her application that she had future plans for international travel. They denied her. Read the story here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:19pm]


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