Claims Against Hartford Insurance
Hartford insurance policies are products of the Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., a Fortune 150 company with a leading position in insurance and wealth management services. This company’s corporate website reported 2010 revenues exceeding $22 billion and core earnings of $1.9 billion.
The Hartford, founded and headquartered in Connecticut, offers a vast range of insurance products to employers and individuals, including group health, life and accident, short-term disability (STD) and long-term disability (LTD) plans, as well as voluntary benefits and individual policies.
Exposing Unfair Insurance Practices And Taking Action For Policyholders
Wrongful claim denials, benefit delays, and other unlawful practices are common reasons for ERISA appeals and litigation, as well as lawsuits in California state courts, against disability and life insurance companies such as The Hartford.
A 2009 Good Morning America story delved into the story of a man who had begun collecting disability benefits under a Hartford LTD insurance policy after breaking his neck, but whose benefits were later terminated based on surveillance videos showing him engaged in normal activities. Although the company reversed its decision and paid benefits under media scrutiny and the pressure of potential litigation, many other such cases have surfaced over the years.
Hartford has a well-documented track record of aggressively reviewing claims, even those of insureds who have permanent conditions and have been on disability for years. In addition to attacking the misuse of video surveillance, we pursue claims based on other common abuses such as wrongful claim denials based on the biased opinions of in-house doctors or so-called independent medical examiners (IMEs).
Turn To Proven Leaders In ERISA And Insurance Bad Faith Litigation
At Pillsbury & Coleman, LLP, we have decades of negotiation and trial experience resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for our clients. Our lawyers represent policyholders exclusively — not the insurance companies — and make wrongful disability denials and delays a central focus, along with life insurance claim denials and other serious injustices.
If you have received an unfair claim denial or termination of benefits, or you are facing excessive benefit delays or harassment in your dealings with Hartford or another company anywhere in California, call our San Francisco office at (415) 433-8000 or contact us for a free case evaluation.