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Health Insurance Takes a Hit; and
An article about a Court case involving Unum which states:
First Unum Life Insurance Co. has filed a petition for rehearing with the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, saying that the court “misapprehended key facts and law” when it recently decided that it arbitrarily denied long-term-care disability benefits to a tax attorney with colon cancer.
The court denounced the”arbitrary and capricious nature not only of Unum’s tactics against its insured, as well as its claims practices generally.
Unum’s insured sued First Unum in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleging bad faith denial of claims under an original and conversion policy. The Second Circuit reversed.