Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Payments Received from Insolvent Insurers

Insurers collect premiums, invest them, incur overhead, and pay claims. Sometimes this life cycle gets out of whack, leading to the voluntary or forced insolvency of an insurance company. Whenever an insolvency occurs, one job of the rehabilitator or liquidator is to equitably distribute whatever money is available to the policyholders with unpaid claims in the queue. And a policyholder that already received payment from the insurer may be required to disgorge those monies back to the estate if it is found that the claim payment constitutes a preference.

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