Hartford Insurance Company and the University Disability Consortium
Long Term Disability carriers need a “legitimate” reason for denying your Long Term Disability claim and nothing stops them from buying such an opinion. According to an article, “Doctors Paid to Aid Insurers in Disability Claims Denial” by Evan George of the Daily Journal, the Hartford “alone paid University Disability Consortium more than $13 million between 2002 and 2007 for ten thousand reviews.” The insurer “provided 75% of the firm’s income in 2006.” Further, the article reveals that UDC initially charged a rate of $300 an hour, but has subsequently “dropped the price to $225 for the Hartford in a ‘buy in type’ discount arrangement.”
UDC is run out of a house in a Boston suburb and uses over 100 physicians from different specialties across the United States.
If you have been robbed of your peace of mind by companies like the Hartford or University Disability Consortium, contact our disability attorneys at The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey who can assist you in your Long Term Disability claim.