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DALLAS, TX, February 22, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- After Unum, the world's largest disability insurance company, was accused of unfairly denying thousands of valid claims from policyholders, consumers turned to legal professionals like The Unum Law Group to assert their rights and seek justice.
Unum's alleged mistreatment of policyholders has been the subject of numerous investigations, and government officials have accused the company of deliberately denying valid claims as a business strategy. Unum, formerly known as UnumProvident, has allegedly utilized many tactics to deny claims, including misreading medical records, denying claims without a medical examination and wrongly classifying ailments as "pre-existing conditions."
A 2002 segment on 60 Minutes included interviews with former employees who claimed that the company offered them financial incentives to terminate claims. A formal investigation followed.
During the course of these investigations, California's insurance commissioner called Unum an "outlaw company" that operates "in an illegal fashion," the Los Angeles Times reported in October 2005. Unum paid millions in fines to numerous states and agreed to re-examine thousands of previously denied claims as a result of these inquiries.
Claim denials from corporate disability insurance groups continue nearly a decade later. In August 2013, a policy holder diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer reached out to Orlando TV station WFTV to help his battle over a denied claim. His insurance company argued that his cancer may have been a pre-existing condition. One week after the news station intervened, the claim was approved.
Free case evaluations are provided by The Unum Law Group to consumers who have been denied long-term insurance benefits that should have been paid. Taking legal action may be the only way for those affected to get the benefits to which they are entitled.
The Unum Law Group is comprised of a team of attorneys including former insurance defense attorneys with insurance law knowledge. Consumers can learn more at: http://unumclaimsdenial.com/about-us/.
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