Did the 2004 Multi-State Settlement Deter Unum Provident From Continued Bad Faith Claims Handling?

Almost fifteen years ago, Unum Provident entered into a historic multi-state settlement with 3 lead states, 46 other states and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.S. Department of Labor, that cost it in excess of $120 million to comply, required it to reassess...

The First Circuit Court of Appeals Determines that Standard Insurance Company Acted Unreasonably Denying a Claimant Benefits, Where it Failed to Consider the Claimant’s Actual Occupational Duties.

In a recent case, the First Circuit Court of Appeals determined that Standard Insurance Company acted arbitrarily and capriciously when it denied an environmental attorney with severe depression Long-Term disability insurance benefits. The claimant was an equity...