Good Faith & Fair Dealing Require Ethical Behavior from Insurer and Policyholder

“Ethics for the Insurance Professional” and “Rescission of Insurance”

To assist the insurance industry in its efforts to avoid the tort of bad faith Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE, an insurance coverage and claims consultant, has created a library of insurance claims books and internet based training programs to make it possible for insurers to develop a claims staff of insurance claims professionals.

Insurers must bring a new crop of graduates into the insurance profession. Since most insurer based insurance training departments have been eliminated there is a need for other means to train a new generation of claims professionals.

Barry Zalma’s Insurance Claims Library provides the insurance law and insurance claims information needed by every claims person and insured. They are available on amazon.com and at http://zalma.com/blog/insurance-claims-library/ or the individual links at each described book. Web based training is available at experfy.com and illumeo.com or you can have Barry Zalma present the training live to your personnel.

Everything Needed by the Insurance Claims Professional

Information needed by every claims person and insured. They are available on amazon.com and at http://zalma.com/blog/insurance-claims-library/ or the individual links at each described book. Web based training is available at experfy.com and illumeo.com or you can have Barry Zalma present the training live to your personnel.

“Ethics for the Insurance Professional”

Methods for Insurers and their Personnel to Act with the Utmost Good Faith

Ethics is a process of systematically applying, using, defending and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior. Ethical behavior is required of both parties to a contract of insurance for the system to work. Ethics is the essence of insurance. EthicProduct Detailsal behavior is required of both parties to a contract of insurance for the system to work. If any party to the insurance contract acts unethically the ability of insurance to work effectively and profitably will fail. Ethics is the essence of insurance. Since insurance was first created it has been a business of utmost good faith. As a result, the insured and the insurer are expected to treat each other ethically.

Available as a paperback. Available as a Kindle book.

“Rescission of Insurance”

Rescission is an equitable remedy as ancient as the common law of Britain. When the United States was conceived in 1776 the founders were concerned with protecting their rights under British common law. They adopted it as the law of the new United States of America modified only by the limitations placed on the central government by the U.S. Constitution approved in 1789. The viability and ability to enforce contracts was Product Detailsrecognized as essential to commerce. Courts of law were charged with enforcing legitimate contracts. Courts of equity were charged with protecting contracting parties from mistake, fraud, misrepresentation and concealment since enforcing a contract based on mistake, fraud, misrepresentation or concealment would not be fair. The common law developed rules that courts could follow to refuse to enforce the terms of a contract that was entered into because of mutual mistake of material fact, a unilateral mistake of material fact, the breach of warranty (a presumptively material promise to do or not do something), a material concealment, or a material misrepresentation. The remedy – called rescission – created a method to apply fairness to the insurance contract and allow an insurer to void a contract and allowed courts to refuse to enforce such a contract entered into by misrepresentation or concealment of material facts.

Available as a paperback.  Available as a Kindle book.

Read about these and other insurance books by Barry Zalma at http://zalma.com/blog/insurance-claims-library/

About Barry Zalma

An insurance coverage and claims handling author, consultant and expert witness with more than 48 years of practical and court room experience.
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