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Unum Influence in the UK Continues to Wreck Havoc

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					Due to the extensive research of Mo Stewart, a disabled female
veteran of the WRAF, Unum’s influence and involvement with the
government in the UK, namely the Department for Work &
Pensions (DWP) and Atos Healthcare (AH) are finally being
exposed for what it is.

Unum Life Insurance, UnumProvident and now Unum Group has
long been involved with the UK’s Incapacity and Welfare programs
exerting its influence to implement claims review practices similar
to those used in the United States. A major goal of the government
in the UK was to engage Unum’s assistance to drastically decrease
the welfare budget. As a result, disabled individuals in the UK have
also experienced unfair prejudicial claims decisions depriving
citizens of much-needed financial support funded by the
government.

It has long been known here in the US Unum physicians
participated in research projects funded by the UK to discredit
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia as credible causes of
permanent disability. Many UK participants have literally been
“thrown off” benefits due to Unum’s bias toward CFS and FMS. In
the past, the UK has awarded grants in excess of 300,000 pounds
to Unum’s research centre in Cardiff.

According to Ms. Stewart government propaganda in the UK “has
the able-bodied general public convinced that the majority of
people in receipt of Incapacity Benefit or Disability Living
Allowance (DLA) are mainly “scroungers.” Sound familiar? The
concept of secondary gain is often viewed in the UK as a concept
imported from America through Unum’s management and so-
called researchers.

To make matters worse the government employs the services of
Atos Healthcare (AH) to evaluate disability. Apparently, Atos uses
computer software (LiMA) to render qualified assessments for
disability. LiMA sounds very similar to MDA software used by
Unum Group in establishing “recovery dates” for various medical
impairments.

Another similarity with America is that the BBC and other media
resources in the UK also refuse to report Unum’s influence in
attempting to “privatize” through welfare reform in order to take
advantage of the overwhelming profit loophole in the welfare
system.

According to Ms. Stewart “it is no coincidence that Unum
Insurance is about to launch a massive UK media campaign to
promote their Income Protection Insurance as, clearly, it has been
planned since 1994 as the UK takes another step forward towards
the American style health service, funded by insurance.”

Clearly, Unum Group is a “global problem” of significant
importance allowed “get out of jail free” cards by governments on
both continents. This makes me wonder what Unum’s role may be
in controlling American and UK healthcare systems as governments
move toward a “new world order perspective.”

In the US insureds and claimants may finally understand
why Unum Group is untouchable to the media and federal and state
regulators who also take a blind eye toward Unum’s unfair and
often illegal claims practices. ERISA, having been eroded by years
of court decisions unfavourable to claimants, has provided little
protection from abuse.

Many thanks to Mo Stewart who provided her research used for
this post. If anyone has any interest in exploring Unum’s
influence in the UK, please let me know and I will send additional
information you may find extremely interesting.




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Description: Due to the extensive research of Mo Stewart, a disabled female veteran of the WRAF, Unum’s influence and involvement with the government in the UK, namely the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) and Atos Healthcare (AH) are finally being exposed for what it is.