Why would a company like Gannett use an insurance company like CIGNA? Their reputation for not paying people who are out on disabilty renders them useless when you need them. I was off for almost 2 months and when you go on sick leave, you don't consider how you will be paid, because you are sick...
When you are jerked around by CIGNA and there is a big hassle between doctor and insurance company, the stress that causes compounds how bad you feel by quantums. The hardship created when a single adult needs to be off work for a period of weeks is major. I always felt secure that I had disability insurance, thinking I was protected. I really believe that my company, Gannett, should demand better response and coverage for their employees. I am sure they pay for this insurance to cover us and if they make it impossible for people to collect the benefit, what good does it actually do?
What's more...insurance companies are so favored in the court and legislative system that as simple employees seeking benefits, we have very little resources to turn to. Being sick is a very vunerable and difficult time, this makes it even worse.
Product or Service Mentioned: Cigna Disability Insurance.
Monetary Loss: $6650.