Insurance Agent Takes $1 Million From Elderly Client
A Recent Case Makes Headlines
We at Evans Law Firm represent clients harmed as the result of insurance agents who financially abuse their elder clients. The harm an unscrupulous insurance agent can inflict is serious and can involve a lot of money. In a recently reported case, an insurance agent had herself appointed Power of Attorney for a 92-year-old client suffering from advanced dementia. She also made herself beneficiary of two of his annuities totaling $1 million. She has been ordered to repay the money to his estate and been stripped of her insurance license permanently. Her actions reveal just how destructive financial elder abuse by an insurance agent can be.
Some exploitation of seniors by insurance agents is not as blatant as the abuse in this case. For example, the agent may sell a senior inappropriate or unsuitable insurance policies and annuities or fail to disclose important information in the sale. Whatever the tactic, the agent pockets a big commission on the sale. Our California insurance and elder abuse attorneys handle these types of financial elder abuse cases every day. We know the legal standards of conduct expected of insurance agents, advisors and carriers and the disclosures they must make under California law.
If you or a loved one has been sold an inappropriate life insurance or annuity policy or has been a victim of undue influence, fraudulent concealment of information, securities fraud or any form of financial elder abuse, contact the Evans Law Firm insurance, securities and financial elder abuse attorneys at (415) 441-8669 and we can help.
If you are the victim of wrongdoing by an insurance agent we at Evans Law Firm can help you hold that agent to the highest standard of conduct the law prescribes. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a breach of fiduciary duty, annuity or securities fraud or financial elder abuse in California, contact the Evans Law Firm insurance and annuities attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com</a>. Our attorneys have experience with complex securities cases, arbitrations, and mediations; and complicated financial contracts and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We also handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, other types of qui tam and whistleblower cases, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.
Some of the leading providers and distributors of life insurance and annuities in California are listed below. We are not in any way suggesting that any of these carriers or distributors has committed wrongdoing. The list is provided solely as a reference for readers.
AIG/American General Life Insurance Company
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company
American General Life Insurance Company/AIG
American National Life Insurance Company
Ameriprise Financial/RiverSource Life Insurance Company
Athene Annuity and Life Company
Aviva Life Insurance Company
AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company/AXA US
Bankers Life Insurance and Casualty Company
Brighthouse Financial, Inc./MetLife
Crump Life Insurance Services, Inc.
CUNA Mutual Group/CMFG Life Insurance Company
EquiTrust Life Insurance Company
Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company
Forethought Life Insurance Company/Global Atlantic Financial Group
Genworth Life Insurance Company
Global Atlantic Financial Group/Forethought Life Insurance Company
Guardian Life Insurance Company
Guggenheim Partners/Security Benefit Life Insurance Company
ING USA Annuity and Life Insurance Company
Jackson National Life Insurance Company
John Hancock Life Insurance Company
Lincoln Benefit Life Company
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
Metlife/Metropolitan Life Insurance Company/Brighthouse Financial, Inc.
Nationwide Life Insurance Company
New York Life Insurance Company
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
Pacific Life Insurance Company
Principal Financial Group
Prudential Life Insurance Company
Raymond James Insurance Group
RiverSource Life Insurance Company/Ameriprise Financial
Security Benefit Life Insurance Company/Guggenheim Partners
Symetra Life Insurance Company
Transamerica Life Insurance Company
Unum Life Insurance Company of America
Voya/Reliastar Life Insurance Company
 Evans Law Firm was not involved in the case in any way but the facts illustrate how serious financial elder abuse by an insurance agent can be and we want to share it with you.