The Class Action Lawyers at Shamis & Gentile, P.A. are investigating misleading and fraudulent mail solicitations sent out by a marketing company associated with bank’s or credit unions to consumers offering “Free” accidental death and dismemberment insurance. Contact our accidental death and dismemberment insurance lawsuit investigation team to learn more.
Did you sign up for ‘free’ accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance through your bank or credit union? Were you charged for this insurance?
Consumers who received an offer for free accidental death and dismemberment insurance through their bank or credit union may have been tricked into paying for this insurance. It is believed that these mail solicitations are misleading and fraudulent and are causing consumers to pay inflated rates for insurance coverage that they will probably never need.
The offer came via mail and proposed $1,000 in free insurance with an option to upgrade to $300,000.
If you elected for this coverage, you may have been automatically charged a small fee every quarter. It’s likely you only had to check a box on the mail solicitation to opt in to the offer. The charge will likely be small – anywhere from $8 to $100 – and will occur quarterly.
If you can’t remember whether you signed up for accidental death insurance – this scheme has reportedly been going on for years – your best course of action is to check your bank or credit union statements. The premium payments are automatically debited from your account; you wouldn’t have received a bill for the coverage.
The insurance offers were reportedly made by direct marketing company Franklin-Madison Group, formerly known as Affinion Benefits Group.
Although consumers were promised $1,000 in free insurance coverage, these insurance companies may have been charging premiums without customer consent.
The issue here is that these charges for accidental death and dismemberment insurance are inflated, with a large portion of the premium payment going back to Affinion/Franklin-Madison in commissions. For instance, where you could get an individual policy for $1.50 for $100,000 in coverage, this insurance often levies an $11 payment for the same coverage. Fill out our accidental death and dismemberment insurance lawsuit investigation form if you believe you have been charged for this insurance.
Consumers would not have received a bill for the coverage and may have to comb through their bank statements to see if they have been charged by the insurance company. It’s possible that you have been deceived and misled about the offer – and paid more than you ever should have.
If you believe you were charged for accidental death and dismemberment insurance after signing up for a free offer through your bank or credit union, you may be able to join this accidental death and dismemberment insurance lawsuit investigation by filling out a form here. A class action lawsuit could help you get your money back and require the insurance companies and Affinion/Franklin-Madison to change the way they market their products.