California Court overturns Hartford's denial of long term disability to plaintiff who suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome and awards benefits without remand.
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California federal appeals court concludes ambiguous terms in Sun Life's disability policy must be construed in favor of the claimant, but employer is not a proper defendant.
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A Pennsylvania court determined Reliance Standard Life Insurance's interpretation of ambiguous policy language was reasonable and complied with the Plan's goals.
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Sixth Circuit remands United of Omaha Life to engage in a meaningful review process in evaluating long term disability benefits for claimant with chronic back pain.
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Disability attorneys Gregory Dell and Cesar Gavidia discuss Metlife disability claims. There seems to be an increase in disability claim denials from the group division.
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In this video disability attorneys Gregory Dell and Stephen Jessup share tips which may help you secure disability benefits with CIGNA.
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Rachel Alters and Cesar Gavidia discuss the IME Exam required by the Hartford disability insurance company. This information is applicable to IME exams requested by most disability insurance companies.
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In this video we discuss common trends that we noticed when helping claimants recover disability insurance benefits from Lincoln Financial.
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Learn why the manner in which you pay your disability insurance premiums has a major impact on your disability claim.
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Watch this video to see disability attorneys Gregory Dell and Alex Palamara discuss the deadline for filing an ERISA lawsuit.
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It is not impossible to get STD or LTD benefits while collecting unemployment benefits, but a claimant would be much better off not seeking unemployment. Watch attorneys Gregory Dell & Cesar Gavidia discuss this topic.
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Watch disability attorneys Gregory Dell & Stephen Jessup discussing the increase of disability IME exams.
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Check out our recent video in which disability insurance lawyers Rachel Alters and Gregory Dell discuss the most common challenges they encounter with ERISA disability lawsuits.
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The Ninth Circuit ruled that if the internal deadline for a long-term disability claimant to file an administrative appeal falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, the deadline is extended to the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or holiday.
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The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California recently ruled that a claimant, diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis and insured under Aetna long-term disability and life insurance policies, qualified for benefits under the long-term disability insurance policy but did not qualify for waiver of premium benefits under the life insurance policy.
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