Insurance 101 – Chapter 5 – Volume 35 – Excess Insurer’s Duty to Defend

Excess Insurer’s Duty to Defend

The Court of Appeals of Indiana was called upon to decide whether a policyholder of a first-layer liability insurance policy is entitled to payment of defense costs as they are incurred when the insurance policy does not contain a duty to defend clause or express language authorizing a delay in payment of those costs until determination of whether the underlying claims are covered.

The following video was adapted from my book, “Insurance Claims A Comprehensive Guide” Published by the National Underwriter Company and is available at the Zalma Insurance Claims Library

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