For the last 3 months I have been battling this horrible company to approve my short term disability claim. I was taken out of work by my Dr.
due to a back injury that is chronic in nature. I also am diagnosed with depression which can be very severe in episodes and very debilitating. On 8/21/13 I took this leave and since returned to work on 10/21 because my claims were denied. I had no other choice...go back to work or lose my home despite the circumstances.
I was shuffled from person to person at Cigna and all they basically did was bury me in paperwork and never once did they actually speak to my Dr. I appealed the decision only to find out today it had been denied as well. The company's motto is: "To help the people we serve improve their health, well-being and security." This couldn't be any further from the truth. I would advise anyone looking into this company for insurance to RUN away as fast as you can.
Statistically speaking, Cigna denies 1/3 of their claims and seems to be more concerned about their bottom line than the individual. I filed a complaint with the Washington State Insurance Commissioner with the hopes of at least sending this organization a message. For as much as we all pay for insurance in this country it would be nice to know you can count on it when you need it.
I'm just utterly disgusted by the way Cigna has treated me and others. Look at their reviews: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/insurance/cigna_health.html
I hope this company gets a big wake up call and finally realizes that it can't go on treating people like this.
Product or Service Mentioned: Cigna Disability Insurance.
Monetary Loss: $8000.