Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules That New Stacking Waiver Required Whenever UM/UIM Coverage Increased on Policy


In its recent decision in the case of Barnard v. Traveler's Home, No. 42 EAP 2018 (Pa. Sept. 26, 2019 Wecht, J.)(Saylor, C.J., Dissenting), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that new stacking waivers are required whenever an insured increases the UM or UIM coverage on an existing policy.

Since the carrier did not secure a new waiver of stacking form from the insured in this case, the insured was entitled to receive stacked UIM coverage following an accident.

Anyone wishing to review Justice Wecht's Majority Opinion may click this LINK.

Chief Justice Saylor's Dissenting Opinion may be viewed HERE.

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