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The Ethical Component in Knowing When It’s Time to File a Disability Claim

The dentist considering a disability insurance claim is faced with a difficult decision: is it really time to look after his own health, or should he just keep working through the pain?  An article by Richard Gunderman, a Professor at Indiana University’s … 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 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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