The insurance coverage group at Grimm Vranjes Greer Stephan & Bridgman LLP has represented insurance carriers for over thirty years in the area of insurance coverage analysis. The department, headed by Partner Jeffrey Y. Greer, has handled insurance coverage issues in California and on a national oversight basis for a variety of insurance companies. The firm’s insurance coverage group provides assistance to insurance carriers in the evaluation of insurance coverage, the extent of the insurer’s duties arising out of coverage obligations, and related matters arising out of the contractual relationship between an insurance carrier and its insured. The group has also aided insurance carriers in the creation of a variety of both primary and excess insurance programs marketed both on an admitted and surplus lines basis. These activities include oversight of managing general underwriters, claim and reinsurance issues.
The firm has extensive experience in prosecuting and defending declaratory relief actions involving insurance coverage related issues.
In addition, the firm is experienced in training and advising on the application of the California Fair Claims Settlement Practice Act as well as responding to inquiries from the Department of Insurance. Members of the firm have also been certified by the California Department of Insurance to provide approved training on issues related to the continuing educational requirements of insurance professionals.
The goal of the insurance coverage group is to promptly and properly evaluate insurance coverage issues so as to aid its client in balancing policy interpretation against potential coverage litigation.