Sunday, November 22, 2009

Medical Insurance Policy Holder Claims Benefits Terminated After Facebook Posting

Social Media has become a double edged sword for the 21st century. Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, LinkedIn, etc... has made it so much easier for old friends to reconnect and professionals to network. However, let me emphasize again, beware of what you post on these websites, it might come back to haunt you. Take for example, the latest from our Northern American neighbor.

In Canada, a Manulife Insurance policy holder claims that her sick-leave benefits were terminated after several photos of herself appeared on Facebook. The policy holder was out on sick-leave due to depression and the photos that were posted on Facebook appear to show the policy holder having a good time at a Chippendales bar show. Whether or not that was a reason, or the only reason that Manulife terminated the policy holder's sick leave, the moral of the story is do not make any Social Media posts or link to any posts or photos that can ever be utilized against you.

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