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The role of social-media evidence in disability insurance claims

Canadian media has exploded with a story that broke a couple of weeks ago about a well-known Canadian writer and professor whose disability insurance claim for depression was denied after he took a leave of absence. According to the Toronto Star, the author’s physician informed him that the disability insurer had denied the claim after […]

Exploring the basics of disability insurance

People have health insurance to cover their medical expenses when they are injured or ill. However, what happens when a person becomes disabled and cannot earn an income for a significant period of time? It won’t take long for a person to burn through their paid sick leave and vacation time. Health insurance covers medical […]

Insurance can be a boon to the many people with a mental illness

Those who suffer from a mental illness often suffer in silence. Not only is there a stigma attached to having a mental illness, but it is usually no physical monikers that allow others to see that a person has a disabling mental illness. However, a significant number of disabilities fall into the category of mental […]

Why might one want short-term and long-term disability insurance?

Many times, when a person starts a new job or even if they’ve been in the same position for a while, they are fortunate to be offered a variety of job benefits by their employer. It can sometimes be confusing to determine which benefits are worthwhile, and which a person can make do without. Some […]

Don’t overlook the benefits of disability insurance

Some employees may recognize that certain benefits offered by their employer are important, but they still may pass them up in favor of other things. For example, according to one survey by an insurance company and financial services organization, 65 percent of respondents did believe that people in general should have disability insurance. However, only […]

Insurance coverage and cancer: What women need to know

Everyone has the right to get back to feeling like themselves after a cancer diagnosis or resulting disability, but women, in particular, may face insurance obstacles, including obstacles with disability insurance. Here are a few things you might not know about insurance coverage and cancer. You may have the right to reconstructive surgery An amendment […]

What should be disclosed to those with disability insurance?

A person’s employer might offer that person a variety of benefits as part of being employed. One of these benefits is disability insurance. While disability insurance can be very useful, some people may not know much about how such a benefit operates. However, under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) those who administer disability […]

Don’t overlook the benefits of disability insurance

Most people are glad to have health insurance benefits through their employer. After all, it is pretty easy to assume that sooner or later a person might become ill or injured, necessitating a trip to the doctor’s office or hospital. If a person has health insurance, they can rest easy knowing that at least a […]

ERISA is helpful but complex

The federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) provides regulations over disability insurance plans offered to workers of private employers as part of a worker benefit package. If a person decided to purchase disability insurance privately on their own, ERISA would not cover that plan. ERISA covers how the worker can claim benefits […]

What types of claims are there for ERISA purposes?

Workers in New York who cannot work due to a short-term or long-term disability may be in need of financial assistance. This can come in the form of benefits from a disability insurance policy. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) sets rules regarding how an application for disability benefits under a disability insurance policy […]



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