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Manulife Disability Insurance Reviews

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Short Term Disability

by STD anxiety on Aug 1, 2017
1 out of 5 stars

Applied for short term disability due to anxiety from work. I received a phone call from a Manulife rep and she asked me questions if I was ready to go back to work. I said no as my doctor said I was not ready yet. She then said I needed to have another form filled out to extend my benefits from the doctor. She then said you have to go back to work on a certain date. Which was a week later which did not give me time to talk to my doctor, so I had to tell her I couldn't go to work before seeing my doctor. They did not send me the form and I had to ask twice before I got it. I have been taking medication and it had horrible side effects for me so I could not take them, she says oh come on it's not that bad and was very rude. She then says did you go on vacation and I said no as I have not, and then she says I find that hard to believe. Where do they get off for being so rude and what gives them a right to decide that I am well enough to goto work. Long story short got the form filled out and sent it in. Received an email back saying we will decided if your STD will be extended.

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Manulife Affinity Markets

by Herz on Jul 12, 2017
1 out of 5 stars

Worst insurance company ever! People don't sign up with them or you will go through the worst service and they will literally steal your money from your bank without your consent! I've signed paperwork of my cancellation with them on June 12th which has been supposedly sent for processing the same day as what their agent has said, and it would take 8 to 10 business days for it to fully go through. They have deducted money out of my bank July 4th without my consent after I have cancelled with them! When I phoned them they tell me I sent in the paperwork of my cancellation on June 30th which isn't true. I showed them the emails of the paperwork sent June 12th with their agent through email and he said he sent in the form the same day on the 12th. They are liars and point fingers at you for being at fault when they have a lack of communication and liars within their company! A different representative I spoke with about this issue to send me back my money in my bank as soon as possible as i didn't expect it withdrawn and it had caused me issues with my budget. I'm on a tight budget as I am off work due to illness and going to surgery within the 10 days. She wouldn't help or get me a supervisor but instead she gives me the worst treatment and hangs up the phone on me! Ive escalated the problem to their head office on July 10th and it's currently July 12th and still haven't received my money or heard back from them. They are thief's, liars, and thugs! Don't sign up with them or you will go through lots of problems no body needs to go through.

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WARNING Manulife patrons

by 416theflu on Sep 20, 2016
1 out of 5 stars

Was an RN working with teens in psych
-after filling out all required paperwork, I submitted before my mandatory disability ran out with the understanding that I would have piece of mind and begin picking up the pieces.
-a letter comes back a week after LTD deposit expected
-meet with your case worker over the phone (lets call her Poozan F.)
-First, the woman is on VACATION for a week
-I get her on the phone, she appears to be doing 5 other things while half listening to me on speaker phone
-I give her the same information my doctor and I had filled out.
-Another week passes, this woman calls me and starts asking me additional questions, to which I answer...no problem.
-this woman sends...get this...medical review to be assessed by a psychiatrist...addresses it to my gp
-I was never emailed these forms, doc had to copy for me
-because I am now weeks without an income, my anxiety increases, I have to borrow from all over, credit ruined, motorcycle on the way out
-I make a plea to Poozan's manager, who is equally useless, says they need my GP to fill out psych-specific paperwork for my claim
- I have a nervous breakdown, vomit, headache, catatonically depressed for 2 days
-my psych doctor doesn't fill the paperwork because it's not adressed to him
-Finally convince my gp to help me fill the paperwork, much to her frustration and we send it ALL
-Ive not had an income for a month and a half at this point, and resorted to pleading with these corporate, soulless, automatons
-"we understand your frustration{because it is our job to}, but we can't do anything about it {because our job is to make money - not concern ourselves with human impact}
-I can no longer pay for my antidepressants
-two weeks go by not hearing a damn thing
-call the manager, who tells me something about rush being put on it {if that is rush in 2016, we are in trouble] and says her underling Poozan will fill me in tomorrow
-CLAIM denied?
-Why? Because we actually sent your psych doc the paperwork, but because we failed to notify you, there was no reason for a doc who sees hundreds of patients a week to fill out forms without context.
-Why? because after sending your entire medical chart to us, there was a mention of past use of marijuana, Poozan kept asking me if it was addiction, and I said no, I am abstinent cause Im BROKE
-that didn't stop addiction being reason number two
-so Poozan gave me her corporate script after I yet again tried to deliver some human context in their system of manufactured delay
-surely I couldn't be the only one?

Apparently Manulife, Sun Life, DesJardin or any insurance company that has a high end solidified deal with a large corporation has no incentive to please it's individual members, and being a business, manufactured delay is more money quarterly, creates more time for more reasons for claims to be denied, and when all of this fails, evidenced instances of folk not getting what they are entitled to by appeal 3.

- my nursing flame has all but been extinguished by first the americanization of our beloved health system, second by an ambitious wolf paid to guard the veteran sheep of the unit, and an insurance company that delays you into ruined credit, loss of possessions, or in my case, having to move to a cheaper unit.

Manulife MANUFACTURES delay, to make YOU do all the paperwork and put together the appointments, because the creatures that work there earn their bonuses of the BACKS of nurses, who had no choice in which coverage their hospital subscribes to.

Manulife employees, you are the scourge of the earth and the opposite of what humanity is as understood in the art of nursing. May you never need to ironically use your own services in a time of need.

-with the last of my nursing flame, my best advice is to keep yourself healthy, and never subject yourself to this system unless absolutely necessary.


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One thing after another

by mad on Mar 28, 2016
1 out of 5 stars

I have been on short-term disability for over 3 months and have yet to see any money. There is always something that still needs to be done but they don't tell you about it, you just get a letter in the mail weeks later. They make you go through one representative, who is never in the office. When you call the main number, no one knows anything and they say they will get someone to call you but they don't. They sure do take their time to give a paycheck even though they make you give authorization for them to take out insurance premiums.

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by Karen on Aug 28, 2015
1 out of 5 stars

A hassle from start to finish. I checked off all the right boxes for my insurance and trusted Manulife. Became disabled and it took 18 months, so much time and effort, three specialists for them to finally approve my claim. Then after paying it for a few years they cut it off because they said they neglected to take out the premiums in the first place. I have aged 20 years in the last 3 years of dealing with the company. They have made a terrible situation so much worse for me, and their reps, Mary L. and Kabir, were not helpful at all and had to be walked through the file on each phone call.

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