March 10, 1994 |
A wide majority of policyholders of the failed Executive Life Insurance Co. have opted to remain with the insurer's successor firm, a result that state Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi on Wednesday called "a tremendous vote of confidence" in his rehabilitation plan for Executive Life, which he seized as insolvent in April, 1991. However, a number of policyholders are disgruntled with the way the plan treats them and say that Garamendi and officials of Aurora National Life Assurance Co.
January 29, 2000 |
Aurora National Life Assurance Co., a Santa Monica-based insurer that has come under legal attack for its role in the takeover of the assets of defunct Executive Life Insurance Co., is putting itself up for sale. Aurora officials have been negotiating a deal with Swiss Re, a Zurich, Switzerland-based firm, that would divest the insurer of its $4.4 billion in assets and 180,000 life policyholders, sources say. Officials of both companies declined to comment.
December 27, 1991 |
A state court judge Thursday approved the $3.55-billion sale of Executive Life Insurance Co. to a French investor group, paving the way for the largest rehabilitation of a failed U.S. insurer ever and ending months of uncertainty for hundreds of thousands of policyholders.
October 15, 1993 |
Tony Griffiths' check is in the mail, and that's what scares him. Griffiths, 41, like thousands of policyholders of the defunct Executive Life Insurance Co., is awaiting the first concrete evidence of how much the huge insurance failure will change his life. The evidence will arrive in the form of his monthly check, due today, the regular payment on a so-called structured settlement annuity that is Griffiths' compensation for losing the use of his legs in a 1982 motorcycle crash.
September 1, 1993 |
Removing what is probably the last obstacle blocking the long-awaited revival of Executive Life Insurance Co., a state appeals court Tuesday rejected two legal bids to thwart French investors seeking to take over the Los Angeles company. Officials said the ruling by the California Court of Appeal means that Executive Life--which was seized by state regulators two years ago in one of the nation's biggest insurance failures--could be brought out of conservatorship in a matter of days.
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August 27, 1999 |
The complaints started pouring into Aurora National Life Assurance Co. of Santa Monica a little more than a week ago. Policyholders who had elected to pay their premiums through electronic bank transfers reported that they were being double-charged. And they had their bank statements to prove it. After some sleuthing of their own, Aurora officials quickly realized that their customers were victims of a scam by someone inside the company.