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Life Insurance Denies Widow's Claim

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A widow in Lisle lost her husband to a heart attack and now her insurance claim to his group life insurance policy has been denied. Her husband was a Broome County Sheriff’s Deputy. He had taken out a group life insurance policy through work.

And while Amy Taylor is running out of money, her husband’s employer and union are looking into how and why Chris Taylor’s $150,000 policy — which he’d paid for through Broome County for five years and never received a cancellation notice — was denied.

Officials are also looking to see if any other of Broome’s 3,004 employees could be potentially affected. Michael Klein, the county’s personnel director, was unable to come up with the number of other employees who opted for the extra group life insurance, which is deducted from paychecks.

The county is looking into why the claim was denied. Guardian Life will not comment on the case and it is unknown why they denied the claim.