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New Year, New Unum Lawsuit

New Year, New Unum Lawsuit January 12, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: With a new year comes a new lawsuit against Unum Group, after a plaintiff from the Philadelphia area brought a complaint against the global insurance juggernaut. At issue in the Unum lawsuit is the abrupt termination of long term disability benefits by the insurer, allegedly without just cause.
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Denied Disability Claimant Wins when Administrator Blows Deadline

Denied Disability Claimant Wins when Administrator Blows Deadline January 10, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
San Jose, CA Employers can change the terms of their long-term disability plans whenever they want. Those changes often affect what employees must show to make a disability claim, and they rarely make it easy to collect. Plans usually apply changed provisions even to employees who are already receiving benefits. They often lose those payments. But when a claimant brings a lawsuit, the US District Court for the Northern District of California recently held that rule-of-thumb is different. The plan provisions in effect when the disability accrued should govern.
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Disabled Pediatrician Sues Unum for Denied Long Term Disability

Disabled Pediatrician Sues Unum for Denied Long Term Disability December 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Portland, OR: A medical doctor who carried Unum insurance for long-term disability has launched an Unum lawsuit against the global supplier of LTD insurance after the insured’s benefits were abruptly stopped, and his LTD claim denied. The benefit to the plaintiff, according to claims made in the Unum disability claims lawsuit, amounts to $12,500 gross per month the plaintiff asserts is owed to him pursuant to the terms of his disability policy.
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LTD Denial: Understanding "Own Occupation" vs "Any Occupation"

LTD Denial: Understanding "Own Occupation" vs "Any Occupation" December 6, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: It is said that an educated consumer is the best customer. Were it to be true, then the wary and aware long-term disability policyholder facing long-term denied disability might have seen it coming – and might even have been in a position to prevent the denial from happening in the first place. At the very least, knowing you’re on solid ground in the face of an unfair denial to a legitimate claim, could buoy the policyholder with some assurance that at the end of the legal wrangling, things will be made right.
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How Unum LTD Denials Forced Statute Of Limitations Ruling Against Victim

How Unum LTD Denials Forced Statute Of Limitations Ruling Against Victim December 1, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
New York, NY: In 1999, Susan Arkun, then a tax lawyer with a well-known Manhattan law firm began to suffer from “mal de debarquement,” a chronic condition characterized by nausea, dizziness and visual instability –essentially a permanent form of seasickness. Shortly thereafter, she applied for long-term disability benefits under a policy insured by Unum Group. The denials, re-directions, delay and requests for additional information went on for 16 years before she filed a pro se lawsuit in the Southern District of New York. In September 2017, more than 18 years after the onset of symptoms, the court held that her claim was barred by the statute of limitations. Tarry, Hinder & Delay wins again!
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Unum Accused of Denying Disability Benefits as Corporate Profits Rise

Unum Accused of Denying Disability Benefits as Corporate Profits Rise November 14, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: An Unum lawsuit alleging unpaid Unum disability benefits has been filed by a Pennsylvania nurse claiming her rightful benefits were not only denied, but that the insurer failed to consider evidence that duly supported her claim.
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Pennsylvania CIGNA Denied Disability Lawsuit Seeks Compensation

Pennsylvania CIGNA Denied Disability Lawsuit Seeks Compensation November 12, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Johnstown, PA: A CIGNA long term disability lawsuit filed in September has been proposed as a class action on behalf of all persons who may have been adversely affected with regard to the handling of disability benefits by CIGNA Health and Life Insurance Co.
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Sun Life Denied Disability Benefits Lawsuit Settled Previously, But Issues Remained

Sun Life Denied Disability Benefits Lawsuit Settled Previously, But Issues Remained November 7, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY: A Sun Life disability claims lawsuit dating back to 2009 initially settled, but took on added longevity with a dispute over attorneys’ fees. On Halloween day of this year a Ninth Circuit panel reversed a lower court’s ruling that originally denied an employee benefit plan appellate attorneys’ fees.
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California ‘Bad Faith’ Claim in Disability Denial Lawsuit

California ‘Bad Faith’ Claim in Disability Denial Lawsuit October 15, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA: Allegations of wrongly denied insurance claims hardly count as news, when it comes to the Standard Insurance Company. Even when disability claims are not denied outright, processing time may drag on, investigations may be delayed, requests for additional information may pile up, and claimants may even be advised not to consult a lawyer. It’s maddening, it’s frustrating, and it does harm.
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Unum Group Appears as Innocent Bystander in Insurance Denial Lawsuit

Unum Group Appears as Innocent Bystander in Insurance Denial Lawsuit October 13, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Allentown, PA: Unum Group is not isolated from incurring the wrath of policyholders having been denied what are thought to be legitimate claims. The insurance industry as a whole tends to view claims as nuisance, or false claims unless proven otherwise and either deny claims outright or simply stop benefits, allegedly without cause. Lawsuits alleging bad faith insurance have followed, including those launched against Unum after claimants have filed an Unum lawsuit alleging unfair treatment.
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