Thrivent Financial for Lutherans “Code of Conduct” vs my claims experience, “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity”
“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal”…1 Corinthians 13
“We ended the year with a total adjusted surplus of $ 4.6 billion.”…Thrivent Magazine spring 2010
“How might my behavior be perceived if it appeared in social media feeds, on the news or in tomorrow’s headlines?”...Thrivent’s latest “Code of Conduct”
I recently received a “gift” from the NC Insurance Commission regarding my claims with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
This “Rosetta Stone” reveals the “Alice in Wonderland” protocol and subsequent treatment of me and my claims.
I have a code of ethics.
First and foremost, I do not lie. I do not misrepresent the policy provisions or claims information.
Thrivent has indicated that they do not like what I have written. They have threatened me with legal action.
I gave Brad Hewitt, Chief Executive Officer a heads up in a Citizen Wells article dated July 30, 2018.
I gave their outside attorney a heads up in an email dated August 22, 2018.
I am prepared to move forward with the truth.
Below are some relevant highlights from Thrivent’s “Code of Conduct” from several years ago.
“How would my action look as a headline in tomorrow’s newspaper?” from Page 4 seems relevant.
“Just as The Thrivent Way encourages all of us to be trustworthy in character and competence, our Code of Conduct helps us live out and demonstrate the principles of The Thrivent Way. Thrivent’s Code of Conduct helps guide our actions and choices.
At its core, the Code of Conduct boils down to common sense—treat others with
respect, follow the law and adhere to Thrivent policies and expectations. It’s a simple concept that helps us best serve our members and society.”
“The Thrivent Way
Our mission, vision and values
We are a membership organization of Christians, and our members are our owners. Our purpose is to serve our members and society by guiding both to be wise with money and live generously.
We believe that all we have is a gift from God and that generosity is an expression of faith.
We succeed when our members, their families and their communities thrive.
We value our relationships, so we will:Be trustworthy in character and competence,
and Act like owners and treat each other as owners, and Live balanced and generous lives.”
“Thrivent Financial is dedicated to acting in the interest of our member-owners.
Ethics matter, and we expect everyone acting on behalf of Thrivent to know and
understand our Code of Conduct and follow its principles.”
“Making the Right Decisions
Our Code highlights key principles that guide our behavior at Thrivent, but it can’t address every ethical situation. In those cases, use your best judgment to make the right decision or seek guidance.
Consider these questions before you act:
• Does my action conflict with The Thrivent Way?
• Is it legal?
• How would my family or friends view my behavior?
• How would my action look as a headline in tomorrow’s newspaper?
• Could my behavior harm Thrivent’s reputation?”
“Know the Signs of Fraud
Fraudulent activities are known to have occurred in most companies.
Although most people have honest intentions, it’s in our best interest
to remain vigilant and help prevent fraud by understanding the common
signs of fraudulent behavior.”
“Misrepresentation related to an application or claim.”
To protect our fraternal heritage and maintain our fraternal status, Thrivent will follow the federal and state requirements applicable to fraternal benefit societies.
We will not inappropriately utilize our fraternal status to competitive advantage.
Thrivent’s latest “Code of Conduct.”
Note the latest version states:
“How might my behavior be perceived if it appeared in social media feeds, on the news or in tomorrow’s headlines?”
Once again I present to Thrivent:
“Those who use the sword will die by the sword.”…Matthew 26:52