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A Georgia-based insurance agent has sued UnitedHealthcare and Protectors Insurance & Financial Services, alleging its previous business associates conspired to deceive it out of millions in commissions it would have acknowledged from advertising Georgia health insurance plans to the National Baptist Convention, one of the largest U.S. African-American church groups.
Filed in Thomas County, Ga. Superior Court, Kingdom Insurance Group said its lawsuit focuses on a combined venture that it, UnitedHealthcare and Protectors Insurance entered into in 2008 that’s a standard put into practice in the industry, planned to profit the three companies, and the church group’s 7.5-million members.
Kingdom said it would take action as a supervising general agent between UnitedHealthcare and Protectors, a small agency, and had an exclusive connection with the convention to market insurance policies to the churches and their members.
Protectors would income from policies it sold on behalf of UnitedHealthcare and Kingdom, while Kingdom said it would get commissions on UnitedHealthcare policies sold by Protectors and other agents in its system.
“Kingdom accepted that United would widen its suite of insurance products, but lacked the system or associates to market them to the church, and Protectors had admittance to the church’s members, but lacked the huge network and products obtainable by Kingdom,” Michael P. Bruyere, an attorney with Fields Howell, Atlanta, who’s representing Kingdom, said in a statement.
Bruyere said, “Without Kingdom, the joint business enterprise between the insurance vast and Texas insurance organization to improved serve the church groups would never have occurred,” said. “But by 2009, United and Protectors essentially conspired to cut Kingdom out of the agreement to enrich themselves.”
Matt Burns, a spokesman for UnitedHealthcare (NYSE: UNH), said in an e-mail the case was “without advantage, as we have maintained since this litigation was filed added than a year ago. We expect a prompt dismissal when all the particulars are presented in the court of law.”

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