"The Ultimate Hypocrisy" – so many options – but this hypocrite is Liberty Mutual

Sometime in early-2008, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company began a new advertising campaign called the “Responsibility Project”. The company calls it a place to discuss “doing the right thing”. I will get to the hypocrisy of an insurance company having the audacity to suggest that it wants to assist others in “doing the right thing”, below.

Before we go “below”, SLABBED points out it made a similar observation recently Liberty Mutual accepts “responsibility”.  Credit for this second perspective, Liberty Mutual’s “Responsibility Project”: The Ultimate Hypocrisy, goes to attorney Mark Bello with h/t to Mr. Liberty Mutual.

A recent entry to the “Responsibility Project” library is a short film entitled “Lawyers”. This is the story of two lawyers, a man and a woman, who are about to meet in a sushi bar. They have been dating awhile, and the man brings an engagement ring to “pop the question”. They begin a discussion about a case that the woman is handling. When the woman is not looking, the man places the ring on the carousel that carries a selection of sushi rolling past their location. His plan is that the ring will come around the circle, she will see it, and he will ask her to marry him. It is very romantic. Continue reading “"The Ultimate Hypocrisy" – so many options – but this hypocrite is Liberty Mutual”

The Sun Herald and Anita Lee slabs Mississippi Insurance Commish Chaney and the insurance bastards at Liberty Mutual

It doesn’t get much better than this as Sun Herald ace reporter Anita Lee slabs Mike Chaney for not telling the whole story about Safeco coming back to the coastal wind market here in Mississippi:

When Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney announced earlier this week that Safeco Insurance would offer wind coverage to a limited number of customers, he neglected to mention he had approved an average statewide rate increase of 14.7 percent on homeowner policies for the company.

As Mr Chaney is a Republican and since those guys love to talk about the Ten Commandments I feel we must explore one of those commandments in connection with this post.  I’ll add that by virtue of 13 years of immersion in the Catholic Catechism I am versed in the concepts embodied in the 8th commandment (for our protestant friends it is the 9th commandment) so it is there we stop next:

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
It was said to the men of old, “You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.” Continue reading “The Sun Herald and Anita Lee slabs Mississippi Insurance Commish Chaney and the insurance bastards at Liberty Mutual”

Bad Faith Insurers Safeco (Liberty Mutual) and Republic coming to scam coast residents.

Courtesy of Mr Liberty Mutual: http://mrlibertymutual.com/

Yesterday Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney was on cloud 9 floating over lala land as exhibited by his WLOX interview which covered the subjects of mitigation grants and Safeco.  From the interview it is clear he is sticking to his meme that he can foster competition in a small market in an industry with an anti trust exemption (the kool-aid the state republican leadership drinks must be powerful stuff). Our long time readers will no doubt remember Mr Chaney as the man whose State Farm Market Conduct examiner found massive evidence of wind claims dumping and bad faith claims practices in the sample results  while Mr Chaney ignored all that and attacked the two courageous women that exposed the practices (The analysis of the MID Market Conduct study by retired World Bank analyst turned law student James Barbieri is found beginning on page 10 of his thesis). Long suffering coast residents are not buying in as evidenced by the comments to Anita Lee’s coverage of Mr Chaney’s announcement and it is there we begin:

Safeco Insurance plans to offer wind coverage again, Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said Monday morning.

The company will offer 500 to 1,000 homeowner policies with wind coverage, he said, beginning in mid-March.

“They’re going to be selective about who they write, but I’m assuming as long as there’s not a credit risk involved, they’re not going to have any real restrictions,” Chaney said. Some companies have restricted wind coverage to the northern three Coast counties, but stopped offering it to new customers or nonrenewed policyholders who live near shore.

In doing some basic googling I found where the insurance bastards at Liberty Mutual bought Safeco in 2008. As a Liberty Mutual insured found out the hard way after Katrina’s winds severely damaged his house those thugs will have you arrested for simply filing a claim! Here at Continue reading “Bad Faith Insurers Safeco (Liberty Mutual) and Republic coming to scam coast residents.”

No more Mr. Nice Guy – Merlin takes on Safeco and Liberty Mutual

Chip Merlin, fired up and ready to go after Safeco and Liberty Mutual, issued a call to arms on his blog today in Safeco and Liberty Mutual Claims Practices Questioned on a National Basis: Policyholders Organize Against Wrongful Claims Practices.

Having seen what wrongful claims practices can do to family and communities in our State’s coastal counties, SLABBED  grabbed a keyboard and stands ready to type.

Suppose you knew that your insurance company had started a new claims practice program called “Quantum Leap” to increase corporate practices by making certain no claim was overpaid—would you buy that insurance? Would you feel peace of mine if you knew that secret program was in place and had such a claims philosophy? Continue reading “No more Mr. Nice Guy – Merlin takes on Safeco and Liberty Mutual”