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Bad Faith and Claims Denials from Kansas City Life Insurance Company

Let’s have a closer look at Bad Faith and Claims Denials from Kansas City Life insurance Company. Kansas City Life Insurance is a smaller life insurance company, but it claims it’s been business for more than 120 years.  It says:

A promise of financial strength is only as good as the company that makes it. When Kansas City Life makes a promise, we stand behind it. Since 1895, we have assisted policyholders through world wars, the Great Depression and various periods of recession and inflation.

Kansas City Life’s reputation is built on integrity, sound investment strategies and honest business practices. To us, integrity is not an outdated notion in today’s fast-paced world. It is the guiding force behind every decision we make. Every product we sell is backed by more than a century of quality service and financial security.”

However, a Google search revealed this:

  • After a two-week trial, a Jackson County, Missouri jury returned a verdict for plaintiff Perry Trout, in his suit against Kansas City Life Insurance Company.  The jury’s verdict was in favor of Trout on his breach of contract claim in the amount of $500,000. and a total recovery to Trout in excess of $2 million.

And this:

  • “The personal representatives of Leora Pearl Pelter, deceased, brought suit on behalf of the Pelter estate against Kansas City Life Insurance Company claiming breach of a life insurance contract on the life of Mrs. Pelter’s husband.   The personal representatives are Mrs. Pelter’s daughters.  The Pelters alleged bad faith and the intentional infliction of emotional distress.   The Pelters also sued Billy D. Stearman, who had been Kansas City Life’s agent.
  • Billy Stearman did not appear at the trial of the case, and the trial court directed a verdict against him on liability, for both the Pelters and Kansas City Life.  In it, liability and damages were assessed separately against Kansas City Life and Stearman.
  • Following the trial court’s entry of judgment against it, Kansas City Life appealed, and on January 19, 1996 the Court of Civil Appeals reduced the punitive damages award against Kansas City Life from $10,000,000.00 to $500,000.00, but affirmed the judgment against Kansas City Life in all other respects.”

And, if you can believe this, even Wikipedia has this to say about Kansas City Life Insurance Company:

“Kansas City Life has got involved with multiple legal issues and lawsuits regarding non payment of death claims and dispute of benefit distributions in recent years.”

Have you experienced a Kansas City Life Insurance claim denial?

Have you suffered the unexpected loss of a loved one, only to have a claim for life insurance benefits delayed, or denied?  Do you get the feeling that the life insurance company is doing everything it can to avoid paying the claim?  Has the life insurance company sent you a letter stating that they are rescinding the policy, making a rescission, or just sending back the premiums paid? Especially if your loved one had the policy for less than two years before passing away, the life insurance company can become very aggressive at seeking to avoid the policy payment.  Rescission is a favored strategy of the life insurance company, if the policy was issued less than two years before the death.

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