Disability Insurance Blog

Social Media And Disability Insurance – A Word To The Wise


Friday, August 28th, 2009

It’s just a matter of time before a policyholder’s Tweets or Facebook posts become part of an insurance company’s evidence against them. We advise our clients to keep their personal lives private and limit the information that they share online. Every disability claim is subject to traditional investigation, from field representatives who show up unannounced at your home, interview your neighbors or conduct video surveillance.

If you participate on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or any of social media websites, be prepared to have this information viewed by more than just friends and family. If you post on forums and any of those postings can be linked back to you, those too are likely to be examined. An individual who is out on claim for a disability needs to be mindful of the public nature of the internet.

If you have questions about your disability insurance claim, call our office at 877-LTD-CLAIM (1-877-583-2524). Our practice is exclusively dedicated to representing policyholders in disability disputes. Call today to learn how we can help.