It has been an obvious fact that most employers will search for potential
employees on Facebook before hiring to see how they represent themselves.
There has recently been a new investigation into the fact that insurance
companies are using social media sites like Facebook to check in on their
clients with disabilities. It is their desire to find out information
about their disabled customers that could lead to being able to deny their claims.
They look for pictures and status updates that could indicate that the
customer is in actuality not as inactive as they say they are. Without
a doubt, it is an evasion of privacy and an inaccurate method of finding
out information. Most disabled clients would not have pictures posted
on their sites that show them aching, laid up in bed or sick. Pictures
can be taken out of context and make it look as if they are not deserving
of receiving disability. Even simple status updates saying things such
as "I'm doing better today" could misrepresent the way in
which insurance companies view their customers. These insurance companies
are operating on a
bad faith policy and can be fought against. You are not powerless against their
For this reason, it is a good idea to consider watching your own personal
Facebook or social media sites if you are receiving any form of disability.
If the insurance company that you personally are involved with places
a false charge against you, it is wise to contact one of our lawyers at
Florida Insurance Claim Attorney Advocates, PA immediately.