Tag Archives: Allianz

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Allianz TMF spill the beans part 3

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.

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Allianz whistle blower spills the beans

arronOh 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!

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Allianz involved in unconscionable sell of insurance policies

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”.
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Workcover Insurer & IMEs behaviour ‘disgraceful’ and ‘seriously alarming’ says Judge

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!

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Ahh Allianz – how can I arrgh-gravate you

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.

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Another injured worker feels he is being bullied by his workcover insurer

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.

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Injured worker feels abandoned by workcover nsw

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 was fighting the decision but the law firm representing her said they could no longer do so under changes to the law which meant she has to pay her legal costs whether she wins or loses the case.

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.

“Insurance companies get off scot free. They keep making their multi million profits on the back of people like Denise,” he said.

Ms Seal said Premier Barry O’Farrell had left her out to dry.

“He’s made me disabled. He is making the community disabled with this plan,” she said.

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.

[source: http://blacktown-advocate.whereilive.com.au/news/story/worker-feels-abandoned-after-workcover-changes-derails-claim-fight/#.UCYX3aONn4g.mailto]

 

The inability not to claim,”no win, no fee”‘ has a greater impact that most people realise. Now victims will have to front the costs of fighting their claims. Long drawn out cases will devastate families. Costly legal fights for minimal compensation is a sure deterrent to Workcover victims.

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!

 

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