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Connecticut Long Term Care Insurance Class Action Settlement Gets Preliminary Approval

On November 3, 2016, U. S. District Court Judge Janet Bond Arterton granted preliminary approval to a class action settlement successfully negotiated by Goldenberg Schneider and its co-counsel on behalf of hundreds of individuals who purchased certain long term care policies from Continental Casualty (CNA).  The settlement expands coverage for insureds who currently or may in the future reside in a managed residential care (“MRC”) facility located in Connecticut. Prior to this settlement, CNA routinely denied requests for stays at MRC facilities. The settlement also provides an opportunity for those whose claim was previously denied to recover damages.

The Court will hold a hearing on February 28, 2017 to decide whether to grant final approval to the settlement.  Policyholders covered by the settlement classes may make a claim for monetary benefits, exclude themselves from the settlement, object to the settlement, or ask to speak at the hearing.  The deadline for a policyholder to return a Claim Form for damages is February 20, 2017.  The case, Gardner v. Continental Cas. Co., No 3:13-cv-01918-JBA, is currently pending before Judge Arterton in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Additional information about the settlement and policyholders’ options can be found at http://www.ctlongtermcareinsurancesettlement.com/.

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