PHILADELPHIA — A widow is suing a supplemental life insurance plan administrator, citing alleged breach of contract.
Carol Thomas filed a complaint on Sept. 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Temple University Health System Inc., alleging that the plan administrator improperly denied the plaintiff's benefits.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she suffered damages from being denied supplemental life insurance benefits left by her husband. The plaintiff holds Temple University Health System Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to inform the plaintiff's husband that he was ineligible for a premium waiver while he was on long-term disability for his pancreatic cancer.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant, an order allowing the plaintiff to pay the lapsed premiums with reinstatement of the policy, an order estopping the defendant from disqualifying the plaintiff from receiving enhanced benefits, surcharge, court costs plus interest and any further relief the court grants. She is represented by Michael J. Salmanson of Salmanson Goldshaw, P.C. in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-04980-MSG