NU Online News Service, Nov. 5, 2004, 5:03 p.m. EST
A group set up to help consumers file claims involving Holocaust-era insurance policies has made $2.3 million in offers to 128 Holocaust survivors and heirs.[@@]
Most of the potential beneficiaries live in California, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Texas and the Czech Republic, according to the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims, London.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Kansas City, Mo., established ICHEIC in 1998 together with European insurance companies, European regulators and representatives from Jewish organizations.
Insurers and regulators set up the commission in response to complaints about difficulties related to insurance policies that were in effect in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s.