A Doctor Tries His Hand At Whistle Blowing

Mario S. Feliberty hadn't been at Kemper Life Insurance Cos. for long before he began to see what he says were troubling practices at the Long Grove (Ill.) company. As its medical director from 1992 to 1994, the 55-year-old physician helped underwriters screen applicants for coverage. Feliberty says that underwriters often suggested that applicants with Hispanic or Asian surnames be denied insurance or charged higher premiums.

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