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Text of Ninth Circuit Opinion Attributing Employer's Actions to Insurer in Award of Life Insurance Benefits (PDF)
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Oct. 24, 2017
"Because Providence [as the employer] was acting as MetLife's agent for purposes of collecting, tracking, and identifying inconsistencies with the evidence of insurability requirement, Providence's knowledge and conduct with regard to those matters are attributed to MetLife.... The deductions of premiums, MetLife and Providence's failure to ask for a statement of health over a period of months, and Providence's representation to Salyers that she had $250,000 in coverage were collectively 'so inconsistent with an intent to enforce' the evidence of insurability requirement as to 'induce a reasonable belief that [it had] been relinquished.' " [Salyers v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., No. 15-56371 (9th Cir. Sept. 20, 2017)]

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