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June 2012 Archives

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Importance of Filing Correctly: Risk of Disability Higher for Women than Men

When it comes to making an individual disability claim, women may unfortunately have a greater need to file than men. That's because women are more likely to suffer a disability than men and therefore are put at a greater financial risk as well. The physical and financial risk for women exists whether they are single or married.

Former NFL Player Wins Wrongful Denial Case

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 is a federal law that sets minimum standards for the majority of voluntarily established private pension and health plans. ERISA requires private employers to provide plan information to participants, outlines fiduciary duties for those who manage plans, requires a grievance and appeal process, and provides a right to sue for benefits. One of the most common employee rights that are exercised under ERISA is the right to sue when a disability claim is denied. Recently, a former NFL player won his wrongful denial case for private disability benefits.