Important Notice for UnumProvident Claimants
The claim denial practices of UnumProvident, the nationís
largest disability insurer, have been under intense scrutiny. In November 2004
Unum was forced to settle in the resulting multistate investigation. Unum will
pay $15 million in fines and was ordered to reexamine more than 200,000 denied
claims dating back to 1997. Estimates indicate that the resulting damages could
be in excess of $100 million.
While some of the previously denied claimants will be
contacted by the insurance company via mail, many will receive no notice at all.
Furthermore, those that are contacted by Unum may not fully understand their
rights or the significance of the notice. Since there is only a short
period of time (60 days) to initiate the reopening of claims, itís important to
do so immediately. If you or someone you know had a long-term disability claim
denied or terminated by Unum or one of its subsidiaries (Provident Life and
Accident Insurance Company, Unum Life Insurance Company of America, the Paul
Revere Life Insurance Company, First Unum Life Insurance Company, Provident Life
and Casualty Insurance Company), consider beginning the process of reopening
your claim either on your own or after seeking professional advice.
The California law firm of Kantor & Kantor is offering
claimants free consultations and explanations of your rights. You may call the
firm at 877-783-UNUM with your questions or visit the web at
www.DeniedByUnum.com. Or call your own
attorney for legal counsel on this matter. Remember, you only have 60 days to
reopen your claim.