Only 6 of 9,397 claims by 9/11 workers have been settled

FromGovExec:

The insurance company established by Congress to help New York City
and its contractors handle claims arising from cleanup after the Sept.
11, 2001, terrorist attacks is operating as designed, auditors stated
in a report released on Tuesday.

The World Trade Center Captive
Insurance Co., funded for $1 billion by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency in 2003, has settled just six claims out of nearly
9,400 filed by workers who say they are suffering health problems as a
result of their jobs.

That paltry record prompted Rep. Jerrold
Nadler, D-N.Y., to ask Homeland Security Inspector General Richard
Skinner in July 2006 to investigate the insurance company.

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The IGreport
indicated that the insurance company essentially is operating as the
law requires, although the IG did make several recommendations for FEMA
to strengthen oversight of the independent corporate entity.

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As of last March, 9,397 individuals had filed suits against the city.
Only six claims, totaling $320,936, had been settled for plaintiffs
with broken bones and cuts. Claims stemming from respiratory problems,
gastrointestinal illness or cancer have not been settled because those
cases are in litigation, the IG found.

4 thoughts on “Only 6 of 9,397 claims by 9/11 workers have been settled

  1. The insurance company established by Congress to help New York City and its contractors handle claims arising from cleanup after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is operating as designed, auditors stated in a report released on Tuesday.
    Well, of course it is. Like any other insurance company, it’s designed to pay as few claims as possible by means of outright denials, “missing” paperwork, obscure procedures, and endless litigation.
    Are we actually surprised by this?

  2. mdh…no shit. And I was wondering how did thy even come up with that name to begin with?

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