Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire
Many brave women and men serve our country today in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as other places in the world very far from home. Most are soldiers. Many are civilian contractors. The last thing they need to think about is a wrongful denial of insurance benefits in the event they are severely injured.
According to a recent report in the Los Angeles Times, Congress has begun a probe into whether insurance giant American Insurance Group, Inc. and other insurance companies have been inappropriately denying and delaying coverage and benefits to these men and women who serve our country so selflessly. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) said there were “serious deficiencies in the health coverage of civilian employees who have been injured while working overseas,” the Times reports.
Many Americans are killed or injured each year as a result of work-place and service-related incidents. Regrettably, many are wrongfully denied benefits and others are paid only after egregious delays, turning the lives of injured victims and their families upside-down.
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