Plaintiff with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Wins Battle for Long Term Disability Benefits Against Hartford

August 9, 2016

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 Appeal Court Disagrees with Sunlife's Disability Policy Interpretation

July 13, 2016

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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Pennsylvania Court Upholds Reliance Standard's Policy Language Interpretation

March 23, 2016

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 for Further Evaluation by United of Omaha Life

January 19, 2016

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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Increase in Metlife disability claim denials

August 27, 2015

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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CIGNA and their strategy for handling disability claims. Tips that may help you to secure disability benefits

August 21, 2015

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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Precautions at your IME Exam

August 13, 2015

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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What to Expect With A Lincoln Financial Disability Claim?

August 5, 2015

In this video we discuss common trends that we noticed when helping claimants recover disability insurance benefits from Lincoln Financial.

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Who Pays Your Disability Insurance Premiums Impacts the Taxability of your Benefits

July 29, 2015

Learn why the manner in which you pay your disability insurance premiums has a major impact on your disability claim.

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How long can I wait to file an ERISA Claim?

July 23, 2015

Watch this video to see disability attorneys Gregory Dell and Alex Palamara discuss the deadline for filing an ERISA lawsuit.

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I am collecting unemployment benefits, is it possible to also collect disability insurance benefits?

July 20, 2015

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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IME Exams are on the Rise

July 9, 2015

Watch disability attorneys Gregory Dell & Stephen Jessup discussing the increase of disability IME exams.

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ERISA Disability Lawsuits Can Be Won

June 29, 2015

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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Aetna Denial of ERISA disability appeal filed on day 182 is reversed by court

June 5, 2015

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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California Federal Judge Finds Aetna Wrongly Denied Claimant's Long-term Disability Benefits But Properly Denied Their Waiver of Life Insurance Premium

March 24, 2015

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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