After running a story in April about a breast cancer survivor’s battle to get disability insurance benefits from Cigna Group Insurance, Good Morning America said that they have received a flood of e-mails from viewers who were struggling with similar problems.
According to GMA, U.S. House Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., heard their report and says she wants to pursue legislation that would penalize insurance companies if they wrongly deny claims. They quoted her as saying “Right now there is no punishment. I’m going to make sure that we pursue these insurance companies and make sure that they are covering the claims that they are supposed to until we can get this law passed.”
I often hear from clients who says, “This law isn’t fair” or “I wouldn’t buy this policy if I knew I wouldn’t get my benefits when I needed them”. Now is an opportunity for every Floridian to get involved in the legislative process. I encourage every one to contact their representative, and express your concern. Let’s get a movement going to right these wrongs.