2005/10/08

Tennessee is no perfect world

Yesterday there was a Commercial Appeal editorial about insurance coverage in Tennessee. At first I thought I’d misread it.
… insurance companies can't be forced to cover medical expenses in a car wreck where a family member of the injured party is at fault, the Tennessee Supreme Court has decided.
The rationale?

Plaintiffs, seeking a ban on the exclusion that would create a more consumer-friendly insurance environment in Tennessee, had presented what seemed like a persuasive case: Policies written by the defendants violate Tennessee law by failing to conform to a 2001 law that requires every Tennessee driver to have liability insurance.

Insurance companies fought the ban because of concerns about exaggerated injury claims by family members.

Somehow, I knew that any editorial that used the phrase “Tennessee is no perfect world” would not contain material that would bode well for the state. I was wrong though. There was this punch line. Buyers beware. Select your insurance provider carefully and read the fine print.

Read the rest of the editorial.

1 Comments:

Blogger poopie said...

Uninsured motorists. Kinda like uninsured healthcare consumers.

Sun Oct 09, 08:12:00 PM CDT  

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