Representation In Claims Against Standard Insurance

The Standard and Standard Insurance are brands used to market the products of StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. The Standard, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, was founded in the early 1900s and began issuing group insurance policies in the 1950s.

Today the company’s own websites indicate that its group life, disability, and other policies cover more than 7 million U.S. employees. The company also sells individual disability policies, life insurance policies and other products not governed by the federal law ERISA.

Successful Litigation Experience Against The Standard

Policyholder problems due to The Standard’s claim handling and denial practices were widely exposed in a 2009 Good Morning America story about a case in Florida. An accountant with multiple sclerosis was denied disability benefits based on the opinion of a doctor he had never seen, contradicting the opinions of 11 other physicians.

Our firm’s recent case successes include winning a federal court decision at trial for a brain injury victim whose benefits were improperly denied by Standard Insurance Company. This case also involved biased medical examiners and disregard for medical evidence. Other actions have targeted practices common to profit-focused insurers, such as excessive delays and demands for irrelevant information.

Taking Action For Victims Of Wrongful Claim Denials And Delays

At Pillsbury & Coleman, LLP, we assist clients with the ERISA appeals and litigation necessary to obtain benefits when problems arise with an employer-provided policy. Our San Francisco-Oakland Standard Insurance claims attorneys have decades of experience taking action against injustice and insurance bad faith for policyholders with individual LTD coverage and other policies governed by state laws.

If you are facing an LTD claim denial or other problems with The Standard, Standard Insurance or another insurer anywhere in California, please call our office at (415) 433-8000 or contact us for a free case evaluation.