Daily Archives: May 21, 2018

Bloomberg BNA Publishes Article on McKennon Law Group’s Case “Aetna Ignored Facebook Posts Showing Man’s Disability: Lawsuit”

Posted in: News Blog May 21, 2018

Long-term disability plans or policies generally promise to provide monthly disability benefits to an ill or injured employee, should he become incapable of performing his occupational duties.  As we have discussed in blogs on the topic, insurers are looking for all ways to deny insurance claims and one of their favorite tools is to rely on surveillance of disability claimants to deny a claim for benefits. Surveillance may include video surveillance or “social media” surveillance.  Social media surveillance is a relatively new phenomenon, coinciding with the now-pervasive use of numerous social media platforms such as, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, etc. But, because people are so active and open on these social media platforms, one ill-advised status update or photograph

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Bloomberg BNA Publishes Article on McKennon Law Group’s Case “Aetna Ignored Facebook Posts Showing Man’s Disability: Lawsuit”

Posted in: Employee Benefits News, ERISA, Insurance Litigation Blog, News, News Blog May 21, 2018

On April 23, 2018, Bloomberg BNA published an article covering McKennon Law Group’s
innovative use of social media monitoring to benefit our client in his lawsuit against Aetna
Insurance Company. In “Aetna Ignored Facebook Posts Showing Man’s Disability: Lawsuit,”
Jacklyn Wille, Reporter for Bloomberg BNA, covers our complaint’s unique use of Aetna’s
social media surveillance in this long-term disability insurance case. The article discusses how
the complaint argues that Aetna improperly terminated benefits in part because it ignored
Facebook posts that are highly supportive of the plaintiff’s disability. The article is posted
below:

Benefits & Executive Compensation News

Aetna Ignored Facebook Posts Showing Man’s Disability: Lawsuit

By Jacklyn Willie

  • Lawsuit challenges Aetna’s denial of disability benefits
  • Insurer focused on surveillance
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