Further to “Whistle Blower”‘s most enlightening guest posts Allianz whistle blower spills the beans and Allianz TMF bean spilling session part 2 here comes the much anticipated Allianz TMF bean spilling session part 3, giving the injured worker more of an understanding into what it’s like working for Allianz from a senior case managers perspective and shedding light onto there dodgy practices for all to see.
Further to “Whistle Blower”‘s most enlightening guest post Allianz whistle blower spills the beans“, here comes Allianz TMF bean spilling session part 2 – Arts and crafts, clueless senior management , nazi style legacy & cult like end of month meetings…served with alcohol and caviar!
Oh my, we are truly privileged to have received an anonymous bean spilling by a former Allianz TMF (NSW) employee! It is alleged that Allianz TMF uses some extremely unethical tactics to mismanage workcover claims, but also to ‘manage’ their own staff! From bonus payouts to the teams who achieve the lowest costs and highest claim declinatures (=rejections), to skewed ‘stats’, to… demanding sexual explicit deeds!
Insurance giant Allianz Australia has been caught up in the collapse of payday lender The Cash Store, agreeing voluntarily to refund $400,016 in insurance premiums to consumers after the payday lender was found to have acted unconscionably in selling Allianz insurance products. Needless to say that Arrrrghlianz “doesn’t think that the case was presented in the clearest light”.
The following article was submitted by “Bullied” as a Guest Post. The article focuses on a shocking, disgraceful, totally unconscionable recent legal case (NSW) that basically highlights everything that is wrong with the workers compensation system, including the insurer and the IME. The Judge in this case directed that the independent medical examiner (IME Dr Casikar) AND the workcover insurer (Allianz) both be investigated for their disgraceful and seriously alarming [mis]conduct!
When injured on the job, many workers may be surprised to learn that workcover insurance companies routinely stop payments or deny many workers comp benefits.Whilst we have previously written about common tactics used by insurance companies to minimise workers compensation payouts, this article focuses on manipulation of information, power, or a communication process to deny a benefit, in this case household help.
Almost on a daily basis we receive emails from genuinely injured workers who have had their legitimate claims DENIED by their workcover insurers,without much explanation other that “we don’t believe you did it at work”.
If you think it could not happen to you, think again. Each year, tens of thousands of Australians suffer a work injury in their workplace and often, they are just going about their daily routine. Whether you work with dangerous mechanical equipment, or whether your job is in a seemingly safe office environment, you never know when you could find yourself in a situation that might lead to temporary or permanent physical injury. The job situation may also be causing you serious stress, which could even lead to temporary or permanent psychiatric injury.
Over the past few weeks (months), aworkcovervictimsdiary has been kindly cc’d into a desperate injured worker’s most frustrating “correspondence” with Allianz workers compensation insurance.
CHANGES to WorkCover NSW laws denying workers the right to pursue “no win, no pay” legal battles with insurance companies has further crippled Denise Seal.
Injured worker feels abandoned after WorkCover NSW changes derails claim fight
by Ben McClellan
The Glendenning carer injured her knee while shopping in the course of her job in April 2011 and was covered by WorkCover until February when insurer Allianz stopped her payments saying she had a “pre-existing” condition.
She said after an arthroscopy it was recommended she have a full knee construction but Allianz wanted a second opinion.
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Ms Seal said she was in financial limbo and had cashed in her superannuation to pay her medical costs which were $8000 so far.
Allianz said it did not comment on claims.
Blacktown state Labor MP and opposition leader John Robertson said because the changes were retrospective people like Ms Seal had been caught out.
Blacktown state Labor MP and opposition leader John Robertson said because the changes were retrospective people like Ms Seal had been caught out by the changes last month.
He said the reforms to fix the scheme’s $4 billion deficit had focused on compensation payments but not the claims managements costs that go to insurance companies like Allianz.
Ms Seal said Premier Barry O’Farrell had left her out to dry.
Ms Seal said she had a part-time carer to help her with the housework and still had to use crutches to get around.
“Trying to get my washing basket up the stairs is a nightmare,” she said.
John Robertson claims “reforms to fix the scheme’s $4 billion deficit had focused on compensation payments but not the claims managements costs that go to insurance companies like Allianz.” Insurance companies get off scot free. They keep making their multi million profits on the back of people like Denise.
Barry O’Farrell has left injured workers out to dry!