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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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“Kick [Unum] the Hell Out,” Requested of California Insurance Commissioner

Disability insurance carrier UnumProvident was recently fined $15 million in a multi-state regulatory settlement and ordered to reopen 115,000 claims, and the California Department of Insurance also fined Unum $8 million and ordered it to reopen an additional 26,000 California claims. … Continue reading

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California Orders Unum to Cease Unfair Practices

The state of California found Unum violated several state laws by engaging in unfair business practices when it denied legitimate disability insurance claims.  Before the case went to court, though, the parties settled.  In conjunction with the California Regulatory Settlement … Continue reading

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California Enters Regulatory Settlement Agreement with Unum

The state of California issued an $8 million fine to Unum (then Unum Provident Corp.), the nation’s largest disability insurer.  California fined Unum after state insurance regulators reported it had unlawfully mishandled and denied disability insurance claims in nearly one-third … Continue reading

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California Department of Insurance Fines Unum $8 Million, Labels It an “Outlaw” Company

Last year when the insurance commissioners of all but 2 of the 50 states agreed to a $15 million multi-state settlement against Unum, California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi rejected the settlement because he believed that it did not go far … Continue reading

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