TWT Article Triggers Justice for Ian Pearl

Ian Pearl, a muscular dystrophy victim whose insurance company canceled his plan to avoid paying high-cost claims has had his coverage restored after TWT and other media outlets covered his story.

Pearl’s plight was told in a front-page article in The Washington Times on Oct. 14 and then highlighted on MSNBC and CNN. Only a week after TWT published, Guardian Life Insurance Co. agreed to restore coverage for Pearl.

TWT‘s article told of Guardian executives referring to high-cost beneficiaries as “dogs” that the company should “get rid of” in order to lower its costs and market cheaper plans to businesses.

Guardian’s Chief Executive Officer Dennis Manning will meet with the Pearls to apologize “for the time it took to reach this resolution and for the language used in internal documents cited in this matter.”

See the follow up at TWT here.