The previous installment reported that unclaimed property auditors now are targeting health and property and casualty insurance companies, as well as those dealing with life insurance. Indeed, this trend will impact a broad range of insurers, as well professionals providing unclaimed property services. But, as the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a…

As providers of unclaimed property recovery services, The Argent Firm keeps its eyes wide open for any and all news affecting our industry, our practice, and our clients. This vigilance keeps our team incredibly busy — new developments constantly are unfolding across the globe. Case in point is a recent development affecting the insurance industry….

As an experienced unclaimed property recovery service, The Argent Firm knows how fast assets can be declared ‘unclaimed’ by a state. And the time from ‘yours to theirs’ seems to be shrinking every day. Once upon a time, there was breathing room. Now, blink, and the goods are gone! States aren’t picky. They routine grab…

The previous installment spotlighted a recent California Supreme Court ruling, which no doubt will impact the field of unclaimed property recovery services. The court ruled in favor of plaintiff Bed Bath and Beyond (BB&B), agreeing with their position that merchandise return certificates (MRCs) are not escheatable under California law. According to the court, MRCs fall…

In order to provide the best in unclaimed property recovery services, The Argent Firm keeps tabs on the latest developments impacting our industry. Many of these developments unfold in the legal world, particularly at the judicial level. A recent ruling handed down in the California Supreme Court is an excellent example. Since the decision clarifies…

As professionals specializing in unclaimed property, The Argent Firm keeps tracks all developments impacting the field. Recently, our team got an incisive look at a topic of great interest to all of us – withheld insurance proceeds. A few weeks ago, 60 Minutes presented an intriguing examination of the insurance industry. As the program revealed,…

In order to maximize our effectiveness as unclaimed property recovery specialists, The Argent Firm stays in tune with the latest trends shaping our industry. One excellent source of industry insights is the Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization (UPPO) annual conference. Taking place this past March in Palm Springs, CA, the conference drew more than 500 industry…

The Argent Firm, a leading provider of unclaimed property advocacy and compliance services, helps a needy family fulfill their deceased father’s life-long dream to send his 5 children to college. The dream was realized after more than a year of painstaking effort to locate the missing family and assist in the recovery of their California…

Argent Firm does more than facilitate the delivery of assets to rightful owners. Sometimes its team actually changes people’s lives. Such was the case when the firm assisted the family of Agustin Garcia-Camacho. Agustin Garcia-Camacho, 41 years old, was a dual resident of San Diego, CA. and Tijuana, Mexico. On October 5, 2009, he suffered…

More and more, the issue of unclaimed property is finding its way into the news. As the topic becomes increasingly publicized, a growing number of people may wonder if they themselves are at risk – will their own property one day be regarded as unclaimed? Will it be lost in morass of unrecovered assets? While…

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