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Panel Opens Door to Stacked Coverage When Waiver Isn't Secured

Max Mitchell | April 14, 2017

The state Superior Court has determined a family that initially chose not to stack insurance coverage for the cars they owned could still recover stacked insurance benefits because, when they added a new car to the policy several years later, the insurance carrier failed to obtain a waiver opting out of stacked coverage.

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pennsylvania, at a hearing Jan. 26, 2016.
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