Understanding the 20-Day IFCA Notification Requirement

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20-Day IFCA Notification Requirement

If you feel that your insurance company is unreasonably denying your claims or operating in bad faith, you may be able to file a lawsuit under the Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA). However, under IFCA, you must adhere to strict timeframes and protocols. Otherwise, your case will be dismissed and you may be forced to…

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When Third Party Liability Insurance Acts in Bad Faith, Does IFCA Apply?

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third party liability insurance

The Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA) was established by Washington State voters in 2007. It was created as a level of protection for consumers that levies penalties against insurance companies for misconduct. More importantly, consumers will not shoulder the financial burden of holding insurance companies accountable, and they can receive payment for treble damages and…

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Understanding IFCA and Bad Faith Claims

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IFCA and Bad Faith Claims

If your insurance company denies a claim for benefits, and you are legally entitled to those benefits, then you may have the opportunity to file a Bad Faith Claim against the insurance company. Understanding the IFCA The Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA) is legislation that was created to ensure insurance companies comply with all requirements…

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Important Things to Know About Bad Faith Insurance Claims

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Bad Faith Insurance Claims

An insurer promises to be there for a consumer in his or her time of need. That is, after all, why a person purchases insurance. Unfortunately, not all insurers are there as much as they claim, and some will abandon their customers the moment when a claim is filed. That is because an insurer is…

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What are Examples of Bad Faith Tactics Used by Insurers?

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insurance

Bad faith can be done by a first-party insurer or third-party insurer. Typically, a first party insurer is guilty of bad faith when they refuse to pay a claim without either a reasonable basis, or a reasonable denial basis. They can also be found in bad faith if they fail to properly investigate the claim…

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Factors to Know About IFCA

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Washington’s Insurance Fair Conduct Act

If you have never heard about IFCA, then you may be confused to find that it plays a critical role in your insurance claims. Washington’s Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA) creates strict rules of conduct for insurers, but also those who deal with insurance companies operating in the state. If you have been injured and…

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