Insurance Watchdog Petitions California Commissioner to Bar ‘Outlaw’ Insurer

September 6, 2006

  • September 7, 2006 at 11:31 am
    ClaimHawk says:
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    Now that\’s an interesting read.

    Wonder who all in the P&C market has read, and thought about, these issues?

    Allstate/Edward, take note…

  • August 30, 2011 at 7:46 am
    Mike Bach says:
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    Unfortunately Unum have come to the UK. In the UK Unum denies culpability in the US. They say they have amended their procedures. I expect that they use the usual legal argument that large corporations frequently use by transfering assets and liabilities to a predecessor or subsidary company. Consider the recent BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill as an answer. I go back a few years and remember an internal ITT management saying, from 30 years ago, to wit; isolate the cancer, cut it and deny it ever existed. My memory is not so sound so this may be a paraphrase. If you are interested the grief we have endured and continue to endure on this side of the pond, I have documented my experience, all correspondence to and from, on my website http://www.whywaitforever.com/dwpatos.html. It might help to know that Unum are believed to have advised the UK Government on the technical implementation of UK disability assessments prior to 2000. To the amazement of many in the UK medical profession the procedure used a tickbox software questionaire approach, in most cases did not take into account medical history and had little capability to record intermittent symptoms. The results, people are wrongly denied. In the UK we are grateful to the US for their work on naming the practise “Disability Denial Factories”. Trust the UK for a sharp snappy name. A major US company appears to be exporting such a shameful practice worldwide. Shame on the US.



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