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S Dakota Jury Finds CUNA Guilty of Bad Faith – Awards $6.2 Million to Estate

A jury in Rapid City awarded $6.2 million to the estate of the late Teri Powell, a former Spanish teacher who died of cancer in 2007. The jury, in U.S. District Court, sided with Powell in a dispute over disability insurance. In 2001, while she was teaching at Rapid City Stevens High School, Powell got…

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Exams of Injured Workers Fuel Mutual Mistrust

By N.R. KLEINFIELD – New York Times – March 31, 2009 Click here for article:  Exams of Injured Workers Fuel Mutual Mistrust Click here to register for the NY Times.com

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GMA Gets Answers: Man with MS Fights for Long-Term Disability Insurance

By CHRIS CUOMO and GERRY WAGSCHAL – Good Morning America – Feb. 26, 2009 Click for story and video: Man with MS Fights for Long-Term Disability Insurance Critics Say Insurance Company Doctors Pave the Way for Claim Disputes Charles Tucker, a 48-year-old accountant from Titusville, Fla., began developing frightening physical symptoms about two years ago.…

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GMA Helps 7-Eleven Employee’s Family Get Life Insurance After 9-Month Battle

By CHRIS CUOMO and GERRY WAGSCHAL – Good Morning America – Jan. 7, 2009 Click for story and video: 7-Eleven Employee’s Family Get Life Insurance Federal Law Shields Insurers and Third-Party Administrators From Punitive Damages Lawsuits Buying life insurance through an employer seems easy enough. About one-third of Americans get their life insurance that way…

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GMA Gets Answers: Fighting for Disability Insurance

By CHRIS CUOMO and GERRY WAGSCHAL – Good Morning America – June 27, 2008 Click for story and video: GMA – Fighting for Disability Insurance After a “Good Morning America” Gets Answers story in April about a breast cancer survivor’s battle to get disability insurance benefits from Cigna Group Insurance, we received a flood of…

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GMA Gets Answers: Insurer Delays Long-Term Benefit Coverage

By CHRIS CUOMO and GERRY WAGSCHAL – Good Morning America – April 25, 2008 Click for story and video: GMA – Insurer Delays Long-Term Benefit Coverage Woman With Cancer Spent Nearly 2 Years Fighting for Short- and Long-Term Disability Benefits From Cigna To see Susan Kristoff relaxing near her home in West Palm Beach, it’s…

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