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...

Northern District of Oklahoma finds that Unum Acted Arbitrarily and Capriciously in Denying Disability Insurance Claim of Pharmacist With a Physical Condition Requiring Narcotic Pain Medication

A recent case out of the North District of Oklahoma, Anderson-Posey v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of Am., involved a long-term disability insurance policy issued by Unum Provident and governed under the Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”).  The...

If You are not Practicing as a Dentist on the Time of Your Disability Claim Under the Policy, Regardless of Intent, Dentistry is not Considered “Your Occupation.”

In the case of Giddens v. Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States, 445 F.3d 1286 (11th Cir. 2006), the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that regardless of his intent, if Dr. Giddens was not practicing dentistry at the time of his disability under...