Keane has received notification from the Delaware Secretary of State’s office that in 2 weeks it will be mailing notices to holders whom it believes to be non-compliant with Delaware escheat law. Holders will have 60 days from mail date to enroll in the SOS VDA program or risk referral to State Escheator for examination. Below is the full text of the notification.
Life insurance companies in New Jersey are now required to comply with new beneficiary location regulations with the passage of AB 2511. The bill, effective on March 1, 2018, requires insurers to use the federal Death Master File (DMF) when identifying potential matches of insureds or account holders to confirm death and locate beneficiaries.
The likelihood of facing an unclaimed property audit from multiple states and their third-party contingent fee auditors is at an all-time high. We have provided a few helpful Dos and Don’ts that should be taken into account before, during, and after you receive an unclaimed property audit notice.
Almost a year after a U.S. District Court dismissed a case brought by Plains All American Pipeline LLC against Delaware for its use of a contingency fee auditor (Kelmar Associates), a U.S. Court of Appeals held that Plains’ procedural due process claim was ripe for review and remanded the case to federal district court. Here’s the latest on this litigation.
The Delaware Department of Finance and the State Escheator issued a new round of proposed regulations, once again taking the form of an “Unclaimed Property Reporting and Examination Manual.” Though similar in form and substance to the Examination Manual as introduced in April, this latest version includes several noteworthy revisions.