Aetna, Inc. Disability Policy Underwriter Claims
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Founded in 1853 in Hartford, Connecticut, Aetna, Inc. has grown to serving more than 46 million people and is known to be one of the nation’s leading health care benefits companies. They offer a variety of health insurance products including medical, dental, pharmacy, and disability plans. Their 2014 revenue was approximately $58 billion.
An Overview of Aetna’s History
How did Aetna, Inc. get its start? Out of Hartford, the small life insurance company got its break in 1861, when they took an aggressive strategy to boost sells by promoting their policies. On the heels of the Civil War, their strategy paid off as they rode the surge of the wartime economy. In 1891, Aetna issued its first accident policy, taking the first step towards becoming a more diverse company. Soon after, they entered into the health insurance business.
By 1919, Aetna was offering group life insurance coverage and group disability policies. Over the next few decades, the company would continue to grow, diversifying the services and products they offered along the way. In 2006, they acquired Broadspire, a major provider of disability and causality claims management services. Now, the company has expanded to having an international presence.
Handling Bad Faith Insurance Practices from Aetna
While Aetna provides coverage to countless Americans and products to individuals throughout the world, they are not above committing bad faith insurance practices. Determining if you have been mistreated by Aetna under your policy can be difficult. You may not completely understand your rights or your legal options at this time. That is why our firm is here to help explain what you need to know.
Bad faith insurance practices can include the following:
- Misrepresentation of policy provisions or facts
- Denials of valid claims under your policy
- Delays or underpayments of claims
- Failing to provide explanation for a denied claim
- Refusal to offer a fair, prompt settlement for a claim once liability is established
- Any other similar insurance company violations
If Aetna has responded to your valid disability claim in this way, it is crucial that you retain counsel and legal guidance as soon as possible. Taking on a major insurance company like Aetna on your own can be very difficult, if not impossible. Without the right legal knowledge and proven expertise on your side, you could be left settling for less compensation than you deserve—or possibly nothing in some cases.
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