Gina Pike received long term disability (LTD) benefits for eight years from her disability insurer, Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company (Hartford) when the company suddenly terminated her benefits. She filed two administrative appeals, but Hartford still denied benefits, so Pike filed this ERISA lawsuit. In Gina Pike v. Hartford Life Insurance Company, a U.S. […]
This video is of disability attorneys Gregory Dell and Stephen Jessup discussing a case Mr. Jessup won on appeal against Hartford on behalf of his client who suffered from pain, swollen joints, and cognitive dysfunction due to Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The man reported that his pain was under control, but his cognitive problems interfered with […]
In Kristen Reetz v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, the Western District Court for Seattle, Washington, granted Reetz’s motion for judgment, reinstating her long-term disability benefits that had been terminated by Hartford. As the Court commented, “Ms. Reetz’s medical history, as well as the facts behind Hartford’s termination of LTD benefits, are long and […]
California Court overturns Hartford’s denial of long term disability to plaintiff who suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome and awards benefits without remand.
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.
NJ Court finds that a plan administrator may rely on the opinions of doctors who have reviewed a patient’s medical records, but who have not physically examined the patient.
Jannette Neal filed a lawsuit against Hartford Life Group Insurance Company in the United States District Court of the Western District of Arkansas, challenging the insurer’s decision to deny her long-term disability benefits. As a result of a lack of medical support from her treating physicians, Ms. Neal’s denial of disability benefits by Hartford was […]