Articles Posted in Cigna Disability Claim

United States District Court Rules that CIGNA was correct to deny benefits to an employee who resigned from employment but was collecting accrued Paid Time Off at time of Injury.
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In a December 2, 2011 lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Sharon H. and her Pennsylvania disability attorney allege that CIGNA Group Insurance unjustly terminated Sharon H.’s disability benefits.
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Cigna Corporation (Cigna) was sued in the Federal Courts of Maryland, Florida, and Pennsylvania by three Plaintiffs for long-term disability benefit violations under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). All three cases claim that Cigna wrongfully denied the Plaintiffs their deserved long-term disability benefit payments as defined by their respective plans.
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Recently, a federal lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Florida against CIGNA Life Insurance Company (CIGNA) by a Florida disability lawyer. The Plaintiff, Robert L., was an employee at L-3 Communications Corporation (L-3), which contracted with CIGNA to provide salary continuance disability insurance benefits to its employees. The Plaintiff was eligible and covered by these benefits due to his employment at L-3. At all times throughout this ordeal, Plaintiff paid the premiums so that he remained under the coverage of this Policy.
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Multiple Sclerosis is a disabling condition that can unfortunately has symptoms that become chronic and worsen overtime. LINA appears to have not understood how MS in a disabling condition for an attorney that worked for BP. In Margaret Kreeger vs Life Insurance Company of North America; BP Welfare Plan Trust-III’s Insurance Plan, the plaintiff’s California disability lawyer filed an action against the Life Insurance Company Of North America (LINA) in the California Federal Court seeking benefits under the BP long term disability plan which were wrongfully denied. Let us examine the case in more detail.
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Christopher Arnold, with nowhere else to turn to receive his CIGNA long term disability insurance benefits, filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Denver Colorado on June 14, 2011. In his complaint, Arnold and his Colorado disability attorney petitioned the Court for the following relief:

  • Recovery of Arnold’s long-term disability benefits due under his CIGNA disability plan;
  • Recovery of Arnold’s pre- and post-judgment interest as allowed by law;
  • Recovery of Arnold’s reasonable attorney fees and suit costs; and
  • Any other relief the District Court of Denver, Colorado deems just and proper.

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The main objective of having disability insurance is to act as a bulwark for unforeseen circumstances. However, even the best of intentions can be foiled when the disability insurance companies that you have a contract with doesn’t play fair, as can be seen by the magnitude of lawsuits filed against them. For example, the CIGNA Group Insurance (CIGNA) was recently sued by several disgruntled Employee Benefits Plans’ participants for violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in several states across the country due to the way CIGNA handled their claims for disability benefits. Let us take a closer look at the lawsuits that was filed at the courts.
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An Illinois disability attorney recently filed a lawsuit against the Life Insurance Company of North America (LINA) at the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In Deborah Shepherd Vs. Life Insurance Company Of North America, A Cigna Company, the plaintiff Deborah Shepherd alleged that LINA acted with specific bias and contrary to the fiduciary duties owed to the Plaintiff by denying her claim for long term disability LTD benefits and is seeking remedies through the Court. Let’s have a closer look at the case.
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Disability Insurance Companies are no strangers to lawsuits. Hence, it is not uncommon to find Disability Insurance Companies sometimes facing multiple lawsuits in a single week. In fact, during the fourth week of May 2011, the CIGNA Group Insurance (CIGNA) had three lawsuits filed against it by individuals who were dissatisfied with the way CIGNA handled their claims for disability benefits.
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