Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company is primarily engaged in property and casualty insurance, with health insurance representing a very small proportion of their total business. The company and its affiliates formerly operated under the trade names “Kemper” and “Kemper Insurance Companies”. They now operate under the tradename “Lumbermens Mutual Group” as a result of the sale of the former name in June 2010 to Unitrin Inc.. The company has been under a confidential administrative supervision order that allowed department oversight of a runoff plan filed with the Illinois Department of Insurance since 2003. In July 2012, the Illinois Department of Insurance placed Lumbermens into rehabilitation.
Currently there appears to be a small block of long term disability claims (approximately 230) along with some guaranteed renewable business on the books of the company. It appears from preliminary data that approximately 75% of the business will be covered by the life and health guaranty associations. Efforts are currently underway to obtain more details on the policy liabilities and administrative practices.
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The liquidator, by court order, becomes the sole owner of the company's assets and administers the estate of the company.
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NAIC Number: 22977
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Domiciliary State: Illinois
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Rehabilitation Date: July 02, 2012
Liquidation Date: May 10, 2013
Policies of an insolvent company are often transferred to a financially sound insurance company. If policies are not transferred to another company, the policies are continued and claims administered by either the guaranty associations or a third-party administrator (TPA) working on behalf of the associations. Please contact the company/TPA listed below or the guaranty association in your state of residence for more information about your policy.
|Type of Policy||Company||Effective Date|
|Long Term Disability||
Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 5008
Madison, WI. 53705
|May 10, 2013|
|LTD policies not assumed and non-LTD policies||
The Office of the Special Deputy Receiver
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1450
Chicago , IL. 60654
|May 10, 2013|