Interesting article about heartless insurance companies

I can think of at least one insurance company that certainly likes to turn the screws on claimants.

Insurers ‘turn mental health screws’ | Stuff.co.nz
Insurance companies “panicked” by the excesses of modern lifestyles are increasingly using mental health issues as grounds to reject claims or applications.

Special Risk Insurance director Brian Klee, an insurance broker for almost 40 years, said compared with three years ago, the average Kiwi was far more likely to have their claim or application for insurance rejected because of a mental health issue.

One company I know of has a backlog of cases in the High court they are desperately trying to keep on the down low, especially as they are losing them. They are also losing cases before the Insurance Ombudsman as fast as they get filed.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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