Attorneys Gregory Dell and Alex Palamara discuss disability claims for Otolaryngologists or Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physicians. Insurance companies will minimize the physical and mental demands of an ENT. Requests are made for CPT/surgical codes to understand your occupation but insurance companies will ignore most other duties of an ENT to include examinations, testing, […]
Being approved for long term disability insurance benefits can be a huge relief for anyone worried about how they’ll pay their bills when they’re not able to perform full-time work. But even for disability policies that claim to offer a “lifetime” of benefits, this approval may not be permanent. For group long term disability policies […]
When you submit proof of your long term disability it’s only as good as how it looks on paper. Medical records are the most important, but keeping a daily log of your pain and symptoms is further proof of your disability.
One of the most common reasons a long term disability claim is denied is the change in the definition of disability.
For many disability insurance companies, 2020 was a year of adjustment, while 2021 marks the first full year of the “new normal.” Disability insurance companies have begun to adjust to some major changes in how they do business, from an increase in the number of employees working remotely to corporate mergers of some of the […]
It is a misconception that a disability insurance company must give weight to a favorable social security decision. The fact is, a disability insurance company does not have to be deferential to social security’s determination. However, it is in your best interest to ensure that the supportive evidence in the social security file submitted is […]
Disability insurance attorneys Cesar Gavidia and Gregory Dell stress the importance of strong medical support from a treating doctor. Lack of support from a treating doctor will result in the denial of long term disability benefits. The support of every doctor is essential throughout the duration of the disability claim and not just when submitting […]
California Court overturns Hartford’s denial of long term disability to plaintiff who suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome and awards benefits without remand.
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.
A Pennsylvania court determined Reliance Standard Life Insurance’s interpretation of ambiguous policy language was reasonable and complied with the Plan’s goals.