The fact that a vice president of Group Disability Products is quoted in a press release stating that he “finds it disturbing that the vast majority of working Americans have not adequately protected one of their most important assets – the ability to earn an income” is exactly what anyone would expect from one of the largest marketers and underwriters of Long Term Disability Insurance.
Unfortunately, it comes from a company whose name appears as a lead case in no less a venue than the United States Supreme Court, for practices that seem geared more to denying claims than to paying them. Met Life v. Glenn is known in every disability insurance law firm as the case where the Court recognized that there is a real problem.
How ironic, then, that the same company publishes a report “Putting a Face on the Emotional and Financial Impact of Disability” is the same one that delays and denies claims to our clients. We see these faces and we hear about impact on lives when their MetLife claims are delayed and denied.
One final note about this study – MetLife hired a research company to survey 300 people. We have been contacted by at least that many who had real problems MetLife disability insurance and have been put through the wringer. Maybe MetLife should survey them!
If you have a MetLife disability policy and you are facing problems with a claim, call our office. This is one battle you don’t have to fight alone.