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Disability Insurance and the Dentist: Can You Collect on Your Disability Insurance Policy?

You have worked as a dentist for your entire career.  Your family relies on you, and you have numerous financial obligations both at the office and at home.  The stress associated with a disability can cause you significant problems, including, for example, … Continue reading

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Northwestern Mutual Provides a Glimpse Into the Ways in Which Disability Insurance Companies Interpret and Apply Own-Occupation Coverage

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, a major provider of disability income insurance for medical professionals, has launched a new website, the “Disability Income Insurance Knowledge Center,” which it claims will assist their insureds in understanding the terms of their own occupation disability insurance … 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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