At Dell & Schaefer, our experienced nationwide network of attorneys has extensive experience in handling New York Life/Cigna disability insurance claims, and we’ve noticed that these claims tend to follow one of two paths. If an applicant has a detailed, comprehensive medical history that clearly documents that their disabling condition arose after they began coverage under a […]
Articles Posted in Cigna Disability Claim
What Do I Do After Cigna Denies My Disability Claim?
After Cigna and other disability insurance companies deny your claim, you should contact a disability lawyer to submit an appeal that covers all issues with your claim. Attorneys Gregory Dell and Cesar Gavidia have noticed a common theme in the long-term disability insurance denials from insurance companies, including Cigna, otherwise known as LINA Life Insurance […]
Missouri Woman Receives LTD After LINA’s Arbitrary Denial of Benefits
Melanie Lapidus was employed with BJC Healthcare as the Vice-President of Medical Benefits. In that role, she developed and executed strategic initiatives related to the growth of a managed care provider network. The work was sedentary for the most part, but it also involved brief periods of standing, walking, and lifting, carrying, or pushing 10 […]
Cigna’s Termination of Disability Benefits was Arbitrary and Capricious
The case of Lani Kyle Moar v. Cigna Corporation, et al., demonstrates the lengths insurance companies will go to avoid paying long term disability benefits. This Plaintiff’s perseverance resulted in the Court ordering Cigna to pay past due benefits, but also gave Cigna a new chance to deny benefits in a way that will not […]
Dell & Schaefer Disability Lawyers Discuss Successful Appeal to Cigna for Benefits for Registered Nurse Plus Buy-Out Offer
In this video, disability lawyers Gregory Dell and Alex Palamara discuss Mr. Palamara’s recent win on appeal of long-term disability benefits from Cigna on behalf of a registered nurse who suffered from disabling back conditions including spinal stenosis and degenerative disk disease. Shortly after Cigna’s decision to award benefits, it made a buy-out settlement offer.
Colorado Court Reverses CIGNA’s Long Term Disability Denial of a Geico Employee
In this video, disability insurance lawyers Victor Pena and Gregory Dell discuss a recent Cigna denial and the courts rational for reinstating long term disability benefits. The courts found that Cigna abused their discretion and wrongfully denied benefits to a former Geico employee diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia. Cigna is known for denying long term claims; […]
CIGNA and their strategy for handling disability claims. Tips that may help you to secure disability benefits
In this video disability attorneys Gregory Dell and Stephen Jessup share tips which may help you secure disability benefits with CIGNA.
Court Rules that Employee who Resigned from Employment but Was Being Paid Accrued Time Off from Employer at Time of Severe Injury is Not Eligible for Disability Benefits
United States District Court Rules that CIGNA was correct to deny benefits to an employee who resigned from employment but was collecting accrued Paid Time Off at time of Injury.
CIGNA Faces a Lawsuit in Pennsylvania for Termination of Disability Benefits
In a December 2, 2011 lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Sharon H. and her Pennsylvania disability attorney allege that CIGNA Group Insurance unjustly terminated Sharon H.’s disability benefits.
Three Plaintiffs Sue Cigna Corporation For Wrongful Denial Of Long-Term Disability Benefits As Covered By ERISA
Cigna Corporation (Cigna) was sued in the Federal Courts of Maryland, Florida, and Pennsylvania by three Plaintiffs for long-term disability benefit violations under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). All three cases claim that Cigna wrongfully denied the Plaintiffs their deserved long-term disability benefit payments as defined by their respective plans.