Skip to main content

Illinois’ Genetic Information Privacy Act is the Subject of Article Authored by CMN Attorneys and Published in DRI’s For the Defense

By Publications Archives

CMN Member Joe Jeffery and CMN Associate Alex J. Verdugo authored an article published in DRI’s For the Defense in April 2024.

The article, “All in the Family: Does the Use of an Applicant’s Family History of Diseases or Disorders in Life Insurance Underwriting Violate Illinois’ Genetic Information Privacy Act?” examines claims made in four recently filed lawsuits alleging the defendant life insurers violated Illinois’ Genetic Information Privacy Act by relying on the plaintiffs’ family histories of diagnoses of and/or deaths due to certain diseases or disorders for underwriting purposes.

CMN Member Joe Jeffery Participated in Panel Discussion of DOL-Prudential Settlement Concerning Group Supplemental Life Insurance

By Presentations Archives

CMN Member Joe Jeffery was one of the panelists in a lively and entertaining presentation about the recent settlement between the U.S. Department of Labor and Prudential Insurance Company of America concerning the latter’s past denials of group supplemental life insurance claims due to lack of evidence of insurability.

The presentation was part of the 48th Annual ABA TIPS Midwinter Symposium on Employee Benefits, ERISA, Life, Health & Disability Insurance and Insurance Regulation held in late February 2024.

Joe was joined by co-panelists Logan Gould of Symetra Life Insurance Company, Theodore F. Glockner of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, and Brent Brehm of Kantor & Kantor, LLP. The panel was moderated by Rebecca K. Bryant of Dearborn Life Insurance Company.