December 2010 Archives

Long Term Care Policy Challenges

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Friday, December 31st, 2010

Long term care insurance policies, marketed heavily in recent years as a way to protect older persons and provide financial benefits where they are no longer able to care for themselves, have seen a p...

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The 2010 mid-year summary of Group Disability Market results offers some interesting insight into the marketplace for LTD benefits. This survey is published by JHA - a division of Gen Re, a Berkshire ...

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It has been suggested by industry insiders that the demand for critical illness insurance will be a major growth opportunity in 2011. This type of insurance typically pays a lump sum benefit following...

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If you spend any time on the Disability Insurance Forums, you'll learn first-hand how badly the disability insurance companies treat their claimants, and read heartbreaking stories about women and men...

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CIGNA had attempted to terminate our client's claim for long term disability benefits, a claim in which they had previously terminated, only to voluntarily reinstate benefits while in litigation, back...

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Another court has offered insight into how to determine when a claim administrator acts in an arbitrary and capricious manner. A Federal Judge in Michigan determined that Sedgwisk, a third party admi...

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Peter Orszag, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget from 2009 to July 2010, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a contributing columnist for T...

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In a disturbing decision from a Federal Judge, one court has permitted a long term disability insurance company to hide the identity of its medical reviewers who provided the insurance company with o...

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News that the Texas Department of Insurance has adopted a new rule prohibiting the inclusion of discretionary clauses in disability insurance policies makes us right proud of our southwestern neighbor...

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