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can i make my health insurance AGENT also responsible for all illegal threats and actions of the company he represents towards me?The insurance company tries to stop my insurance by not accepting my payment, since i dont sign an allready illagal declared ONESIDED increase of the yearly paymentwithout my agreement. the phonecalls and personal information has been done only through the agent..
Asked on May 18, 2009 under Insurance Law, California
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 14 years ago | Contributor
You should discuss this with an attorney who is experienced in insurance law, which is a very complex field. You can look for the lawyer you need in several places, including our website, http://attorneypages.com
Insurance agents fall into two broad categories: agents, and brokers. Strictly speaking, an insurance agent is someone who works for a specific insurance company, either as an employee or through a direct agency contract, and that person represents the insurance company, the company is directly liable for what its agent does and so ordinarily the agent doesn't need to be named individually. A broker is an independent business (or an employee of an independent business), which acts on your behalf to get insurance from the insurance company, and a broker, if he or she doesn't do right by you, is liable on that basis.
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