bad-faith insurance practices

bad-faith insurance practices,

n.pl 1. the failure to deal with a beneficiary of a dental benefits plan fairly and in good faith.
n.pl 2. an activity that impairs the right of the beneficiary to receive the appropriate benefits of a dental benefits plan or receive them in a timely manner (e.g., evaluating claims based on standards significantly at variance with the standards of the community, failure to investigate a claim for benefits properly, and unreasonably and purposely delaying or withholding payment of a claim).
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Numerous pro-consumer bills were passed in 2007 and 2008, addressing issues as diverse as automobile liability insurance, bad-faith insurance practices, wrongful death caps, workers' compensation, products liability, and more.