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Why You Need a Lawyer Before Filing an LTD Claim

{3:40 minutes to read} Many years ago, before 1995, a professional could file a long-term disability claim on their own and likely get paid. After 1995, the industry changed dramatically.

  • January 31, 2017

High Scrutiny of Long-Term Disability Insurance Claims by Insurance Companies

{3:30 minutes to read} Filing a claim for long-term disability benefits is an exhausting and complicated process—especially in the early stages. Professionals need to be wary of what this process

  • January 11, 2017

Insurance Bad Faith

{2:00 minutes to read} The term “bad faith” is used when an insurance company unreasonably denies, delays, terminates, or underpays a claim.

  • December 15, 2016

Top 5 Ethical ‘Dos and Don’ts’ Attorneys Need to Know

My partner Matthew Conroy and I recently presented a continuing legal education seminar called Ethical Dos and Don’ts for Attorneys. That seminar is available online at Lawline. During the seminar, we

  • December 2, 2016

What is an IME & How Do I Prepare for One?

{3:55 minutes to read} In the world of claims or lawsuits against insurance companies, IME is an acronym for Independent Medical Examination. These examinations are never truly independent, however. IMEs

  • October 13, 2016

Discretionary Authority Under ERISA

{3:30 minutes to read} Discretionary authority can have, and has had, a devastating impact on the ability of people to get paid by their insurance companies.  Long-term disability policies, health

  • September 23, 2016

Trigger of Insurance Coverage: A Basic Primer

{4:35 minutes to read} When you buy a policy and transfer risk to an insurance company in exchange for payment of a premium, the incidents, events, or circumstances covered by

  • September 9, 2016

Waiver of Premium Benefits Under Your Insurance Policies

{2:53 minutes to read} Did you know: In addition to the Waiver of Premium benefits under your long-term disability policy(s), other policies may contain a Waiver of Premium provision? You may

  • August 31, 2016
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Why You Need a Lawyer Before Filing an LTD Claim

{3:40 minutes to read} Many years ago, before 1995, a professional could file a long-term disability claim on their own and likely get paid. After 1995, the industry changed dramatically.

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Pursuing A Bad Faith Claim Against Your Insurance Company

{3:20 minutes to read} An insurance company engages in bad faith when it unreasonably denies, delays, terminates or underpays your claim. For example, if the insurance company refuses to pay for

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High Scrutiny of Long-Term Disability Insurance Claims by Insurance Companies

{3:30 minutes to read} Filing a claim for long-term disability benefits is an exhausting and complicated process—especially in the early stages. Professionals need to be wary of what this process

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