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January 2017 Archives

Jason Newfield Speaking at National Conference on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims

Jason Newfield is speaking this week at the nation’s premier conference, the 20th National Conference on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims. Jason’s program is titled Litigating Disability Claims on Discovery in ERISA Cases as Discretionary Clauses are Slowly Fading Out and Insurers are Relying on De Novo Review, How the Amendments to the Federal Rules of […]

PRUDENTIAL ORDERED TO PAY DISABILITY INSURANCE BENEFITS TO CLAIMANT

A federal Judge has determined that Prudential is required to pay both Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability insurance benefits. The claimant, who had been employed by Comtech Communications as a Technician, making repairs on satellite communications equipment, had suffered from chronic severe headaches, which compelled him to undergo spinal surgery for treatment. Surgery […]

Why Are Doctors And Dentists Long Term Disability Claims Frequently Denied?

If you are a doctor or dentist whose LTD claim has been denied, you are likely wondering why you bought the long term disability insurance policy in the first place. After all, you did the right thing to protect your income, your family and your lifestyle. So why is your claim being denied? Doctors, dentists […]

Court Refuses to Permit UNUM to Apply Exclusion to Coverage for Broker Who Lost his License

A Federal Court has determined that UNUM was not able to apply an exclusion to coverage, based upon the insured’s loss of his license to perform his occupation. After conducting its claim investigation, UNUM denied the claim, on the basis that the insured, a broker for UBS, had lost his license to practice as a […]

ERISA Disability Law Claims: What We’re Expecting for 2017

New faces at the ERISA Advisory Council: For the most part, the five new people joining the 15 member ERISA Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, known more informally as the ERISA Advisory Council, work in the world of employee benefits and tax issues. But we note that one of the new […]



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