It is common for a disability insurance company to deny long term disability benefits when a person is transitioning from short to long term disability benefits. Many people are led to believe that if they were approved for STD then their LTD will automatically be approved.
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.
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.
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.
In this video disability attorneys Gregory Dell and Stephen Jessup share tips which may help you secure disability benefits with CIGNA.