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Unum Provident Denied Disability Claims
Unum (formerly known as Unum Provident and First Unum) has systematically denied Unum disability insurance to thousands of policy holders in the past two decades. Unum and its subsidiaries, including Provident Life, The Paul Revere Life Insurance Company and Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company have been subject to numerous lawsuits for illegally refusing to pay valid disability claims.
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Unum Denied Disability Benefits
Unum has written disability insurance policies for approximately 17 million Americans, making it the largest disability insurance provider in the US. And it has denied countless insurance claims. Unum policyholders have filed disability lawsuits—personal injury cases—against the insurance company for practicing bad faith insurance and denying their Unum long term disability insurance.
If you have had your claim denied, or if your claim was granted and then later terminated, you may be eligible for substantial additional benefits.
Unum Denial—Am I Eligible for Benefits?
Under investigation and pressure from the Department of Labor (DOL), Unum Provident's family of companies offered to reassess approximately 200,000 claims denied or closed since January 1, 2000 for reasons other than settlement, death, or reaching benefit maximums. They were ordered to allow for reassessment, upon request, of claims similarly denied or closed between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 1999. According to the settlement, Unum accepted and reevaluated claims, whether or not the claimant was still disabled, until December 31, 2006.
If you have made a claim under a long-term disability policy provided by or administered by the following companies and have had your claim denied, or if your claim was granted and then later terminated, you still may be eligible for substantial additional benefits:
Some examples of Unum's Denial Tactics include:
Unum Denial Tactics
UnumProvident (formerly "the Unum Group," a large Fortune 500 insurance company based in Chattanooga, TN) and its subsidiaries offer individual and group insurance programs such as long-term disability income protection, short-term disability income protection, life insurance, long term care insurance (LTCI), and voluntary critical illness insurance. Unum Provident insures more than 25 million people worldwide.
Disability income protection insurance provides financial benefits to employees when they are unable to work due to a disability caused by a covered illness or injury, regardless of whether or not that illness or injury is work-related.
Lawsuits filed against Unum or Unum Provident allege the company committed fraud and breach of contract. Many lawsuits stem from denial of legitimate Unum long term disability insurance claims—where the insurance company unfairly and improperly fails to compensate the insured for a loss covered by their policy, or unreasonably delays making payments due under the policy.
UnumProvident Disability Legal HelpIf you have had a disability claim denied, or if your claim was granted and then later terminated, from one of the companies listed above, you may qualify for compensation, even if the statute of limitations has expired. Complete the form below for a free case evaluation.
Last updated on May-7-15
UNUM LEGAL ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS
Ex-Wife Lies to Unum, Results in Denied Disability
Arlington, VA: Kevin was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998, one year after he took out an Unum, or Unum Provident policy. After a messy divorce, Kevin says his ex-wife told Unum that he had MS in the 1980s, which meant he had a preexisting condition and would be denied Unum long-term disability benefits [READ MORE]
Unum Denial Based on Nurse’s Recommendation
Baltimore, MD: It’s bad enough that Unum, or First Unum terminates disability benefits based on its independent medical examiner’s opinion. But denying a policyholder further long-term disability based on a nurse’s recommendation is unconscionable [READ MORE]
Unum’s Charitable Donations Sure to Infuriate Policyholders’ Denied Disability Benefits
New York, NY: Last month, Unum, or Unum Provident reported that it contributed $3 million in 2014 to non-profit organizations in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. As well, Unum employees volunteered thousands of hours to “their favorite local causes.” No doubt this infuriates disabled policyholders who were denied their Unum long-term disability benefits [READ MORE]
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unumcalled me and told me they will send me 3 mo. ckeck and then i will be stop with my long term disability
This company is evil. Plain and simple. They do everything they can to wear you down so you will give up. I have had two surgeries in the past year and both times they treated me like a criminal. I have had four doctors who performed various exams and treatments, and EVERY SINGLE TIME one of the doctors sent Unum a document, they claimed they didn't receive it. Every single document, every doctor, every time. I can understand if one or two of the faxes didn't go through, but it was an excuse I got every single time. So even though I was sick and recovering from the surgeries, I was forced to be on the phone day in, day out trying to make sure the documents were sent and re-sent and re-re-re-resent until FINALLY, Unum would admit they got them. Then, of course, they would say the information wasn't sufficient. They always say the doctors didn't put the correct information in the letters. Come on. Doctors are not idiots. They know what to say in a medical letter. They also prematurely cancel claims. I could go on and on and on about my horrifying experiences with Unum, but what I'm really on here to do is to warn people to PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE think twice before giving this company your trust and your money. The ordeal you will face is not worth it. You will regret it. Unum is the worst company I have EVER dealt with. And whenever you call them, expect to get the run-around, and expect to feel like you are talking to a robot. None of the agents that I EVER dealt with treated me with one iota of human compassion. It was always like talking to a machine. PLEASE, I BEG YOU, DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Unum denied my claim as I recovered from a procedure which did not have to do with my claim. My claim was for lower back pain, fibromyalgia, insomnia, and depression. I had a total hysterectomy during my claim and when my OB/GYN released me from his care UNUM denied my claim. Even though my claim was with my MD not my OB/GYN. My MD sent in a letter of appeal specifying this and UNUM remained denied.
i was at work one day and went to file some folders and the file cabnet fell on top of me . The file caabnet was to heary in the frist place. Everyone was walking around with back problems. I went to my boss and told her that it was to heary before it fell on me and I even volunteered to come in on the weekend without no pay to rearrange the folders.
sHE TOLD ME NO SEVERAL DAYS OR WEEKS LATER IT FEEL ON ME DAMMIT. i HAVE A LOWER BACK INJURY AND HAVE NOT WORKED SINCE THEN 12/10/97. ii NEVER RECIEVED ALL OF MY MONEY FROM fIRST UNUM WHOM MY COMPANY WAS INSUREED WITH.
aS i READ ALL OF YOUR INFORMATION i PAID FOR STD AND HAD LTD. aCTUALLY i WAS WORKING AT THE LEARNING DISABITIY COMPANY. i HAD TO SIGN UP FOR SSd. aND THE INSURANCE COMPANY TOOK THE SETTLEMENT MONEY FROM SSD AND i LIVED OFF NOTHING FOR A LONG TIME. oNLY REASON i SURVIVED IT WAS BECAUSE OF GOOD FRIENDS AND LIVING IN pUBLIC HOUSING ALTHOUGH SEVERAL TIMES I WAS CALLED INTO THE RENTAL OFFICE IN REFERENCE TO MY RENT BEING LATE.
aCTUALLY WHAT i UNDERSTAND IS THAT THEY PAID ME MONEY AND THEN TOOK MY SSd/ WHAT i CAN'T UNDERSTAND HOW COULD THE GOV'T JUST GIVE THEM OUR MONEY WHICH THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN PAYING ME. i AM STILL LIVING OFF LITTLE OR NOTHJING AND i WORKED 33 YEARS. tHEY CHEAT YOU THE GOV'T CHEATS YOU. wHY WORK. wHAT MAKES IT SO BAD i HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE OF WORKING EVER FILED A CLAIM UNTIL THIS BACK INJURY. sAD BAD WORLD INSURANCE IS A HUGE RIP OFF TO OUR SOCIETY. sHAME UNUM SHOULD HAVE TO PAY EACH AND EVERYONE OF US THEY GOT RICH OFF OUR ASSES BIG RIP OFF.
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