Insurance 101 – Chapter 16 Volume 70 – Attorney Client Privilege

Insurance Fraud & the Attorney Client Privilege

Where an insurer retains an FPCA as an independent coverage counsel to provide legal advice regarding the insurer’s coverage obligations under the policy the attorney-client privilege may be invoked to prevent disclosure of communications between the insurer and its separately-retained coverage counsel. Since the coverage counsel is retained solely by the insurer and owes no duty of loyalty to the insured, advice may be given without prejudice or conflict.

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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