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The Kutak Rock Insurance Coverage Group recognizes legal exposures before the client confronts them, evaluates technical issues and options, provides reliable judgments and implements solutions consistent with those interests. We offer national experience in the areas of coverage, coverage litigation, claims analysis, claims resolution and coverage-related cost recovery. Our coverage team has prepared coverage opinions in 47 jurisdictions and has handled policy-related litigation in 23 jurisdictions. Since 2005 we have issued over 400 opinions and acted as lead counsel in more than 40 coverage litigation matters. Our attorneys also regularly provide training in coverage and claims analysis for in-house claims professionals as a risk-management strategy. Our goal at all times is to provide innovative, informed and cost-effective solutions to our insurance industry clients.

Because many employee benefit plans are funded by insurance products, our group also has litigated ERISA benefit claims on behalf of insurance carriers in many jurisdictions across the country. Our goals in this litigation are the same as our clients’: to preclude or limit discovery and to have the claim decided on the administrative record. Our ERISA benefit litigation attorneys also have assisted insurance clients in making sure the administrative record is complete and all of the requirements under ERISA have been met.