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Offline ytterbiumanalyst

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Insurance company has its I's on you
« on: August 22, 2007, 07:03:53 PM »
Absolutely despicable.

This is a story from Georgia about an insurance company which hired private investigators to infiltrate a supposedly confidential church support group meeting in a pastor's home in order to learn secrets from a couple who was suing them. I've had about enough from insurance companies; they've hit below the belt way too many times.
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Re: Insurance company has its I's on you
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2007, 08:05:10 PM »
Yeah, pretty poor.
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Re: Insurance company has its I's on you
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2007, 08:29:11 PM »
Invasion of privacy?  I think what they did was horrible, despicable... But from a legal standpoint, they don't have much room to stand, unless the group is interpreted as having some sort of level of confidentiality inherent to it (a la A.A.).
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Re: Insurance company has its I's on you
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2007, 08:46:58 PM »
This example makes most people sick and highlights what insurance companies are becomming. I believe that the Ins. CEO's and the shareholder mentality are utterly destroying America.
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Re: Insurance company has its I's on you
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2007, 09:38:27 PM »
We've been talking somewhere else about the sacrosanctity of the Orthodox confession?  This private investigative tactic strikes me as tantamount to placing a secret microphone in the Confessional.
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Re: Insurance company has its I's on you
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2007, 10:46:16 PM »
Wow.  Will they stop at nothing to save a buck?  Not only is this morally disgusting, but it makes me wonder what the point in having insurance is if they try everything not to pay a claim.  Why even pay into insurance if they plan on keeping the money and sending private investigators after you?
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. -- Douglas Adams