H. Edward Hanway was Cigna health care's chief executive officer from January of two thousand until his retirement on December thirty first of two thousand and nine. In two thousand and seven, Cigna stingy care, I mean healh care became embroiled in a scandal involving seventeen year old Nataline Sarkisyan. Sarkisyan was in a desperate need of a replacement of her failing liver.
Also, she was ailing from complications of a previous surgical procedure. You see Nataline Sarkisyan was a leukemia patient. Nataline died on December twenty of two thousand and seven.
Cigna health care, under a guidance of H. Edward Hanway, refused to pay for her liver transplant initially. On that same day, within hours actually, that Nataline Sarkisyan perished, Cigna health care actually reversed their decision. By then it was too little too late.
Interestingly enough, H. Edward Hanway is actually a Jesuit and he graduated from Jesuit Loyola University Maryland. Nataline's parents attempted to sue Cigna health care in two thousand and eight. This lawsuit was thrown out of a Los Angeles County district court due to a "Pilot Life Ins. Co. v. Dedeaux, 1987 U.S. Supreme Court ruling shielding employer-paid healthcare plans from damages over their coverage decisions".
Dawn Smith, a woman of color, was diagnosed with a rare but treatable brain tumor in two thousand and five. For two years Cigna death care, I mean health care refused her treatment. As a matter of fact, they more than doubled her premium from three hundred and sixy six dollars and seventy five cents to seven hundred and fifty three dollars and forty seven cents.
Cigna death care decided to pay for some tests involving her brain tumor. However, in two thousand and nine, Cigna notified Dawn Smith that her anti epileptic medicine was increasing from ten dollars every two and a half months to one thousand one hundred and fifteen dollars. That is not a mistake, that is an eleven thousand and fifteen percent increase.
After some pressure, Cigna death care decided to return her epileptic medicine cost back to ten dollars every two and a half months. Chief extorter, I mean chief executive officer H. Edward Hanway refused to meet with Dawn personally in two thousand and nine. Dawn at time of this blog post from extensive searching is still receiving tests for her brain tumor.
Cigna death care never treated her brain tumor. Stacie Ritter is another casualty of Cigna health care's stinginess. In two thousand and nine, her two daughters, whom had leukemia, needed daily growth hormone injections.
Once again, Cigna death care denied their treatment. In two thousand and three this Ritter family had filed bankruptcy due to mounting medical debt and a high COBRA premium. They obtained Crapna, I mean Cigna health care because of a medical insurance company change at their employer.
On October one of two thousand and nine, Stacie Ritter actually attempted to contact H. Edward Hanway at his main home 1005 Bent Road, in Media, Pennsylvania, zip code 19063. Of course this clown didn't answer or perhaps he was too busy running this extortion racket, I mean large health care providor. Eventually, Cigna caved into pressure and are billing this family one hundred and forty dollars for three months of daily injections.
In conclusion, these are just three cases among countless under reported or not reported Cigna policy holder complaints. You see on December thirty one of two thousand and nine Jesuit H. Edward Hanway received a one hundred ten million and nine hundred thousand dollar retirement package. How is that for getting away with murder.
H. Edward scissor hands, I mean Hanway, owns four homes. A home, valued at five million dollars, at 160 16th Avenue in South Naples, Florida, a house at 166 72nd Street in Avalon, New Jersey assessed at ten million one hundred thousand dollars, and another house at 502 Saint Andrews Drive in Cape May, New Jersey, assessed at four hundred thirteen thousand six hundred and twenty six dollars using two thousand and nine real estate valuations. Cigna health care is actually an ancestor of the very first stock insurance company in America, Insurance Company of North America, which was founded in seventeen ninety two.
Cigna has notoriously terrible customer service ratings and one of the highest claims denial percentages in health care at a whopping thirty nine point six percent. At time of this blog post creation, Cigna has a lowest possible one star rating for customer satisfaction. Perhaps you could treat health crisis' with natural treatments, or at a very least avoid Cigna death star.
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About Author Aaron J. Berg
Aaron J. Berg is the creator of Reality UnKnown, host of the Reality UnKnown podcast, and blogger at RealityUnKnown.com. He started blogging and speaking against the system back in 2009. Now he blogs, podcasts, and produces video content for your benefit.