As a four-year member of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee, a federal committee which advised the US Department of Health and Human Services regarding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I have been following the dismantling of this advisory committee. With no prior notice to either committee members or the public, the Department of Health and Human Services allowed the charter of the CFS Advisory Committee to expire. This occurred in September 2018, and there has been little, if any progress in re-starting the committee.
Disability insurance law is what we practice, but we also advise people that they should have disability insurance, the type that is offered through your employer and if appropriate, private or individual disability insurance to maintain your standard of living. The ability to earn an income is one of most people’s biggest assets. We don’t […]
A Federal Judge in Alabama has taken Mutual of Omaha to task for its denial of a long-term disability insurance claim governed under ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act). Following a thorough consideration of the record (noted by the Judge to be 1545 pages), factual background, medical evidence, and applying the 11th Circuit framework to […]