CIGNA Featured in ABC News Article About Claims Practices and Denying Long Term Disability Benefits
Florida based Long Term Disability ERISA lawyer Nancy Cavey, is aware of an industry wide Long Term Disability carriers practices of deliberately delaying benefits. CIGNA was recently featured in a Good Morning America “Gets Answered” story in April 2008 about CIGNA’s denial of Long Term Disability benefits of Susan Kristoff from West Palm Beach, Florida who had spent two years trying to get her benefits. During the course of ABC’s investigation CIGNA reversed their denial and paid her claim.
More importantly, after the story, Good Morning America was “flooded with e-mails from viewers across the country, who said they too had unfairly denied disability benefits from CIGNA despite submitting extensive medical evidence that they were too sick to work.” In an article by Chis Kromo and Gerry Wagshal of June 27, 2008 wrote about the stories of the many CIGNA policyholders whose claims have been denied.
The U.S. House of Representatives Larson and Schultz, D-Florida, indicated that they wanted to “pursue legislation that would penalize insurance companies if they wrongly deny claims.” Unfortunately, this legislation has not passed the United States Congress.
At The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey, our hearts go out to those who have to fight to get their Long Term Disability coverage. Long Term Disability attorney Nancy Cavey, who’s father collected Long Term Disability and Social Security benefits, understands first hand the struggles in getting the benefits that are rightfully due.
If you have any reservations about how your Long Term Disability claim will be handled, I suggest that you read the article and view the video about CIGNA denying Long Term Disability insurance benefits.