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November 2014 Archives

Disability Intervention Solution Designed to Target Psychosocial Risk Factors in Recovery

Yes, you read that headline correctly. A new program has been launched based on research showing that “psychosocial barriers to recovery” account for more than three times the variance in the ability of claimants to recover from injuries. And while this particular program is being targeted to Workers’ Compensation cases, it may be just a matter of time before this program, or something similar to it, shows up in the world of Long Term Disability insurance claims.

Depression in the workplace - a huge challenge

Depression and anxiety are among the most challenging disability claims we handle, often even tougher than Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Not only does depression raise a red flag for claims adjusters, benefits are severely limited under most disability policies. Two years is usually the length of time that benefits will be paid under the “mental/nervous” category. This is a multi-edged sword for sufferers, and one we have battled often.

Biggest Complaints About Insurance Companies - Their View, And Ours

Well, it is now official: the biggest criticism of the life and health insurance industry, according to a study by Wolters Kluwer, is its failure to acknowledge, pay, investigate or deny claims within specific time frames. We could have told you that, but it’s nice to hear it from a massive global publishing, information and technology company. Second most common criticism is the insurance business’s failure to adhere to advertising requirements. Here’s where we beg to differ.

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