Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Life Insurance Company of North America
Current Parent Company: 
Cigna
Penalty: 
$600,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
September 29, 2009
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
insurance violation
Violation Description: 

The California Department of Insurance reached a $600,000 settlement agreement with Life Insurance Company of North America (LINA) to resolve allegations of disability insurance claims handling violations from February 2005 through June 20, 2006. In addition to the fine, LINA agreed to make changes in its claims handling policies and procedures, and to review previously closed claims to determine if additional benefits were due.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Department of Insurance
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Connecticut
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
insurance; managed care
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Parent company note: 
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