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January 2015 Archives

Disability Insurance Claimant Bashing By Any Other Name

We read a lot about disability insurance, from legal decisions to rants on forums from claimants who have been denied, and everything in between. We do not represent Social Security Disability Insurance claimants, so most of our focus is on insurance issues concerning ERISA and individual policies. But an op-ed that appeared in this week’s Wall Street Journal by Dr. Lanhee Chen, a research fellow at the Hoover Institute and the Director of Domestic Policy Studies in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University caught our eye.

Does Rand Paul Have YOU in His Line of Sight?

Here’s who we are not voting for, in any election: the man who says “over half the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts. Who doesn’t get up a little anxious for work every day and their back hurts.” That’s Rand Paul, the Republican Senator from Kentucky who hit the campaign trail today and is visiting New Hampshire with an eye to a presidential run in 2016. We bet he doesn’t even know how many disabled people have been denied disability insurance benefits and aren’t even counted by SSDI or the insurance companies.

A New Year, But Same Old for Cigna Disability Insurance policy owners

Over the years, we have seen patterns in phone calls and emails that almost always indicate that some sort of change is underway at a disability insurance company, and the end of 2014 provided another example of this. We found that we were getting an increasing number of phone calls concerning Cigna disability insurance policies and actions taken against long term disability insurance ERISA claimants. While we have not yet uncovered the exact reason why this occurred, there are a few things that we do know for sure about Cigna, and we hope they may be helpful to our readers and to the disability insurance community.

Join Us - ACI 17th National Conference - Litigating Disability Insurance Claims

It’s not too late to join us at the American Conference Institute’s 17th National Conference on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims, taking place in Philadelphia on January 22 – 23. As part of our media partnership, Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog readers are eligible for a $200 discount when registering for the conference (Discount Code DIL200).

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