LTCi Litigation Update by Cozen O'Connor

May 13, 2021

Michael D. Rafalko — chair of Cozen O'Connor's Long Term Care Insurance Practice Group
Laura Zulick — member of Cozen O'Connor's Long Term Care Insurance Practice Group
Allison Goldis — counsel of Cozen O'Connor's Long Term Care Insurance Practice Group
Katie Mooney — associate of Cozen O'Connor's Long Term Care Insurance Practice Group

Program Description

Attorneys from Cozen O'Connor will provide a survey of recent long-term care insurance related litigation matters concerning alleged fraud, improper claim denials and more.

Bio:
Michael D. Rafalko is a nationally recognized authority on long-term care insurance issues and chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Long-Term Care Insurance Practice. He regularly serves as lead defense counsel and strategist in class action litigation and complex coverage disputes facing the long-term care insurance community. He also has more than a decade of experience assisting long-term care insurers and other entities connected to the long-term care insurance community with regulatory, compliance and general counseling engagements. Michael has led more than 100 discreet regulatory, compliance and counseling engagements pertaining to issues from premium rate increases to new product development, approval and rollout. Michael earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was Lead Executive Editor of the Journal of Law and Commerce. He earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University, where he was a member of the varsity lacrosse team.

Laura Zulick focuses her practice on long-term care and life insurance claim counseling and related litigation. Her long-term care litigation experience includes cases involving disputes over benefit eligibility determinations, provider eligibility determinations, mental capacity of insureds, suspected fraud in the submission of claims, lapse, rate increase class actions and disputes over alternative plans of care and accelerated death benefits, to name a few. Laura is an officer of the Long-Term Care International Forum. She has presented to the Long-Term Care Insurance Anti-Fraud Forum on issues relating to the detection and avoidance of fraud in long-term care insurance claims.  Laura earned her law degree from Rutgers University and her undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University.

Allison Goldis and Katie Mooney also focus their practices on long-term care counseling and litigation, including declaratory judgment, bad faith, breach of contract disputes and matters involving claims fraud.  Allison earned her law degree from Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University.  Katie earned her law degree from the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University and her undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University.