Unum the US insurance company that have been constantly criticised by disability activists have finally been nailed through their own bragging. The Unum /Atos partnership is no longer in doubt in driving new harmful policy direction to remove support from disabled people and guide others towards taking out income protection insurance. The wholesale take over of welfare by corporate giants intent on profit and a Condem Government intent on destroying a welfare state has been ongoing since the 1990s. But since the Condems came to power without mandate, the situation has gone full speed ahead with attack after attack on disabled people and others on low incomes.
Disability news service John Pring says:
The US insurance giant Unum has repeatedly denied attempting to influence IB reform over the last two decades, despite mounting evidence that it has done so.
Unum is the largest provider of “income protection insurance” (IPI) in the UK, and tougher welfare rules – including replacing incapacity benefit with employment and support allowance (ESA) – are likely to persuade more people to take out IPI, boosting the company’s profits.
Unum even launched a major media campaign in 2011 just as the coalition began a three-year programme to reassess about 1.5 million existing IB claimants through the new, stricter test, the work capability assessment (WCA).
Now DNS has secured a copy of a Unum document on the assessment of “incapacity”, which was published in 2005.
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