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February 2015 Archives

Your source for the latest health, disability and insurance news and tips.

Courts giving fibromyalgia more respect; sadly, insurers are not

A recent decision by a federal district court in Indiana suggests that fibromyalgia continues to gain credibility in the legal realm. It is too bad that some long-term disability insurance carriers still have an outdated view of the condition. In Kennedy v. The Lilly Extended Disability Plan, the judge sided with a woman who was fighting for her long-term disability benefits due to fibromyalgia. She was a manager at the drug company Eli Lilly & Co. until her fibromyalgia symptoms left her unable to work. She was approved for long-term disability (LTD) benefits.

Why Do Professional Athletes Still Skimp On Disability Insurance?

A recent article in Forbes offers a detailed comparison of the average salary for professional baseball, football, basketball and hockey players. According to its author Kurt Badenhausen, the MLB saw its biggest annual salary increase since 2001, nearly doubling the average NFL salary but still trailing behind the NBA.