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Reliance Standard is one of the biggest names in the group long term disability (LTD) insurance world. Even though it’s a major player in the insurance industry, it deals with the same problems as other insurance companies – including high employee turnover and inadequate training. Because of this, Reliance Standard’s disability insurance claim denial decisions […]

If you’re considering filing for long term disability benefits under your Reliance Standard disability policy, you may be concerned about your claim being denied. Although Reliance Standard denies plenty of disability claims, like just about all long term disability insurance carriers, at Dell & Schaefer we’ve handled hundreds of these claims and know exactly what […]

There are many reasons to file a strong appeal to the Reliance Standard insurance company. Every disability insurance policy holder needs to know how to strengthen their claim in the event it is denied and a lawsuit must be filed. GREG DELL: Hi, I’m Greg Dell, here with attorney Alex Palamara. And Alex, I want […]

Fredrick Smith worked as a plant manager for Charles Craft, Inc. in North Carolina. He held that position since 1970, but he was forced to leave by 2013 due to a series of strokes and heart problems. Smith applied for disability benefits with Reliance Standard under his employer’s ERISA plan. At first, Reliance paid benefits, […]

After handling hundreds of long-term disability claims against Reliance Standard, attorneys Greg Dell and Alex Palamara share their expertise and explain the intricacies of filing an ERISA appeal. Dell notes that 99 percent of the denied Reliance Standard disability claims handled by their firm are ERISA appeals, primarily because Reliance writes these long term disability […]

The case of Smith v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (Reliance) demonstrates the length disability insurance companies will go to avoid paying benefits to claimants. It began in 2013 when Fredrick Smith, who had been plant manager at Charles Craft, Inc. since the 1970s, experienced a series of strokes and suffered from heart problems. These […]

In Christopher Foglia v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, Plaintiff, a former Vice President of Realogy Group, LLC (Realogy), was awarded long-term disability benefits (LTDs) when he became unable to perform all the duties of his own occupation. He had been diagnosed with numerous medical problems, including HIV, Hepatitis C, and many symptoms that accompany […]

In the case of Juanita Nichols v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, the plaintiff, aged 62, developed circulatory disorders including Raynaud’s disease. These conditions prevented her from working at her life-long job as a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Coordinator at Peco Foods chicken processing plant. Raynaud’s is a condition where exposure to cold […]

In this recent case out of California, the Plaintiff previously worked in IT for the Capital Group Companies. However, he was forced to stop working on February 2, 2011, due to chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. Through his employer, the former IT employee had long term disability coverage under a Policy with Reliance Standard. After applying […]

In James Wilson v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, a Michigan District Court ruled in favor of Reliance and found its termination of long term disability benefits to plaintiff Wilson was not arbitrary and capricious. Plaintiff, an Air Force veteran, was employed by RCF Information System, a defense contractor, as a Programmer/Systems Analyst, a sedentary […]

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