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Don’t Toss the Policy (NOT REWRITTEN YET)

Don’t Toss the Policy: Important Documents for a Disability Insurance Claim If you are a doctor, dentist, or other professional considering filing a disability insurance claim, there are some key documents you should collect and keep in order to properly … Continue reading

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Provident Life Demands Disabled Dentist Submit to Surgery

Under California law, a disabled dentist who is receiving disability benefits may be required to undergo curative surgery in order to remain eligible for disability benefits. This was held in Provident Life and Accident Ins. Co. v. Van Gemert.  In … Continue reading

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How A Dentist Can Avoid The Common Obstacles To Filing A Disability Insurance Claim

  You have worked hard your whole career to develop your dental practice, but now you fear that you can no longer treat patients because of a physical or mental condition.  You’re not alone – statistics show that from the … 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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