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March 2017 Archives

Court Finds Reliance Standard to be Arbitrary and Capricious, Awards Claimant Benefits

A Federal Judge in Colorado has awarded benefits to a claimant suffering from viral hepatitis and chronic cirrhosis of the liver, after determining that Reliance Standard failed to appropriately consider the claim and the medical evidence supportive of impairment.  The claimant, who worked as the Director of Industry Marketing, was required to represent the company in meetings and public forums, support the company’s marketing efforts, speak at industry events, and exhibit leadership in promoting company products.  The job required significant travel.

Dentists Money Digest article on disability claims and financial records disclosure

Thanks to Dentist's Money Digest for featuring an article by Jason Newfield on the challenges faced by dentists (and other medical professionals) when a long-term disability insurance claim prompts a request for financial records. As reported in the article, when the disability insurance payments are based on practice income, the request for financial records doesn't seem unreasonable. But there are many instances where the requests move from reasonable to out-of-control.

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