Articles Posted in Cigna Disability Claim

The case of Lani Kyle Moar v. Cigna Corporation, et al., demonstrates the lengths insurance companies will go to avoid paying long term disability benefits. This Plaintiff’s perseverance resulted in the Court ordering Cigna to pay past due benefits, but also gave Cigna a new chance to deny benefits in a way that will not be arbitrary and capricious.

It began in 2000 when Plaintiff, a flight attendant with United Airlines, was first awarded long term disability benefits when she developed lupus and congestive heart failure. Initially, she received benefits for 24 months when Cigna found she was disabled from working in her own occupation. Benefits continued even after the definition changed and Cigna agreed she was disabled from working in any occupation for which she was qualified.
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In this video, disability lawyers Gregory Dell and Alex Palamara discuss Mr. Palamara’s recent win on appeal of long-term disability benefits from Cigna on behalf of a registered nurse who suffered from disabling back conditions including spinal stenosis and degenerative disk disease. Shortly after Cigna’s decision to award benefits, it made a buy-out settlement offer.
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In this video, disability insurance lawyers Victor Pena and Gregory Dell discuss a recent Cigna denial and the courts rational for reinstating long term disability benefits. The courts found that Cigna abused their discretion and wrongfully denied benefits to a former Geico employee diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia.

Cigna is known for denying long term claims; contact any of our lawyers for a free consultation to discuss your claim with Cigna.

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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