Has an insurance company unfairly denied your personal injury claim?& Is the insurance company just refusing to pay? It isn’t because they don’t have the money. Insurance companies put profits before people.
The insurance industry is making huge profits and the CEOs of the top 10 property/casualty insurance companies earned over $10 million in 2017. In addition to an estimated 3.8 trillion dollars in assets, the U.S. insurance industry takes in over $1 trillion in premiums annually.
Over the last 10 years, the property/casualty insurance industry has enjoyed an average profit of over $30 billion a year. The life and health side of the insurance industry has averaged double that amount – $60 billion a year.
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Researchers at the American Association for Justice (AAJ) undertook a comprehensive investigation to determine the shortcomings of major insurance companies in the U.S.. The final list of the ten worst insurance companies included companies across a range of different insurance fields, including homeowners, auto insurers, health insurers, life insurers, and disability insurers.
The findings might surprise you…
4. State Farm
8. United Health
10. Liberty Mutual
Recently Allstate has been working hard to overcome its reputation for its confrontational attitude towards its own policyholders but are their commercials misleading? Allstate focuses on reducing the amount of money it pays in valid claims. When it adopted these recommendations, Allstate made a deliberate decision to start putting profits over policyholders.
By using a combination of lowball offers and hardball litigation, Allstate routinely offers claimants less than their case is worth; sometimes leaving the claimant with less money than they need to cover medical bills and lost wages. If the claimant rejects the lowball offer and files a lawsuit Allstate will sometimes spend more than the claim is worth to fight it in court.
Former Allstate adjusters say they received bonuses for keeping claims payments low, even if they knowingly deceived their customers.
Unum has a history of delaying and denying claims. Former employees have reported that management ordered them to deny claims in order to meet cost-savings goals. In 2005, While denying any wrongdoing, Unum agreed to a settlement with insurance commissioners from 48 states over their claims-handling practices and agreed to reopen more than 200,000 cases and pay $15 million.
According to a report by the California Department of Insurance, Unum systematically violated state insurance regulations and fraudulently denied or low-balled claims using phony medical reports, policy misrepresentations, and biased investigations.
State Farm uses consulting giant McKinsey Co. who’s concept involves cutting spending on payments to boost profits. The McKinsey way speaks of the “three D’s”— Deny the claim, Delay the payment, and then do anything they can to Defend against a lawsuit.
Once a claim goes to court, State Farm is never shy about playing dirty. They will use many of their clients’ own words to stack the deck against them.
The world’s largest insurer, AIG has a reputation for claims handling abuses for both individuals and business clients. Former AIG claims supervisors have alleged in litigation that the company used a variety of tricks and traps to avoid paying claims. Some of the tactics included locking checks in a safe until claimants complained, delaying payment of attorney fees until they were a year old, losing important correspondence, and typically fighting even the smallest, mundane claims for years in an effort to get clients to settle.
AIG is not alone in using tactics such as the 3 D’s to enhance its bottom line at their customers’ expense but what does set them apart is the way they so callously take advantage of its policyholders’ misfortunes.
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