Insurance Fraud — UnumProvident
Millions of Americans buy disability insurance coverage to feel secure knowing they will be taken care of if a catastrophic accident leaves them temporarily or permanently disabled. UnumProvident, the nation’s largest disability insurance provider, is just one of many companies that has recently been scrutinized for denying policyholders the disability benefits they are legitimately entitled to receive. Sadly, this kind of insurance “bad faith”—unfair or fraudulent practices to deny or delay payment of a valid claim—is all too common in the insurance world. Victims of insurance bad faith are eligible to file a legal claim against the insurance company to seek compensation for their losses.
If you or someone you love has been wrongly denied disability insurance benefits by UnumProvident or other insurance provider, it is vital that you consult with a qualified attorney who can inform you of your legal rights and options. Please contact Aitken * Atiken * Cohn today for a FREE consultation. We can evaluate your case and help you pursue the best course of action.
The Case Against UnumProvident
In 2002, a class action lawsuit was brought against UnumProvident claiming that the disability insurance company “illegally victimized, and continues to victimize, many thousands of disabled Americans.” Since the filing of the first class action suit, nearly 3,000 lawsuits have been filed by individuals who were wrongly denied their disability claims. Additionally, former employees of UnumProvident allege the company put profits before their responsibility to provide disability insurance to the seriously injured and ill. The lawsuits not only seek monetary restitution for the victims, but they also ask that UnumProvident reassess all denied claims in the last few years.
While UnumProvident puts the spotlight on the deteriorating ethical standards of modern day insurance providers, many other companies are guilty of the same crime. Denying legitimate disability claims for profitability is, unfortunately, becoming more commonplace.
Know Your Legal Rights
If you or someone you love has been denied disability insurance claims by UnumProvident or other disability insurance provider, you have legal protection under consumer fraud laws. An experienced and trusted insurance fraud attorney can evaluate your case FREE of charge, inform you of your legal rights and options, and help you recover your unpaid claims and more.
Since 1978, the distinguished attorneys at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn have been the leaders of several insurance fraud liability decisions in California. Let our years of experience in disability insurance bad faith work for you. Please contact us today for a complimentary consultation.