Monthly Archives: June 2012

Disability Advocates React to Affordable Care Act Ruling

A disability advocacy group, Easter Seals, issued a press release earlier today applauding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Easter Seals is a nonprofit organization that provides services for people with developmental disabilities, autism, special … Continue reading

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Disability Insurers Mislead Claimants

In our last few blog posts, Insurance Bad Faith: Cherry-Picking Your Medical Records and Disability Insurers Misuse Independent Medical Examinations, we have examined the prohibitions from the 2005 Order that coincided with the California Regulatory Settlement Agreement with Unum.  In this post, we … Continue reading

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Insurance Bad Faith: Cherry-Picking Your Medical Records

In a previous blog post we discussed how disability insurers use independent medical examinations (IMEs) to their own advantage, despite explicit state prohibitions.  In this post, we will look at another similar ban that is also part of the California … Continue reading

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Disability Insurers Misuse Independent Medical Examination

In 2005, the California Insurance Commissioner fined Unum $8 million and ordered it to stop engaging in unfair business practices.  The California Order specifically prohibits Unum from engaging in 28 activities.  In the next few blog posts, we will take … Continue reading

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Prudential Says Return to Work

Prudential Group Insurance has set up a Return to Work service which provides employers with assistance in setting up their own Return to Work programs for disabled employees.  According to a press release in the Wall Street Journal, these employer-sponsored … Continue reading

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