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Three Tips For ER Technicians Filing Disability Claims

Posted July 30, 2020

ER Technicians have historically been in high demand due to many hospitals and healthcare providers reaching maximum capacity. This need has intensified amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and as previously discussed, ER Techs have consequently been at higher risk for disabling injuries and illness since their presence is required to support nurses and doctors. Should an […]

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Common Disabling Conditions ER Technicians Face

Posted July 23, 2020

Emergency room technicians, or ER Techs, are regularly pushed to the limit at hospitals and health care facilities. Also known as patient care technicians or nursing assistants, their primary responsibilities involve supporting nurses and other professionals with the heavy lifting, carrying, bending and stooping. Their duties also come with a high risk of injury and […]

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LTD and ERISA Deadline Extensions You Should Know

Posted July 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions for anyone filing short- and long-term disability claims. The Department of Labor (DOL) recognized just how impactful the pandemic has been on patients in the U.S. and acted on it by thankfully suspending many long-term disability deadlines. This is good news for anyone who filed a claim with […]

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Steps Nurses Must Know When Applying for Long-Term Disability Insurance

Posted June 22, 2020

A long-term disability is when an insured, as a result of an injury or illness cannot perform the important duties of his or her regular occupation, or in some cases is unable to do any occupation by which they are trained, educated, or suited. The COVID-19 pandemic is a devastating emerging risk in the medical […]

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The Types of Work-Related Disabilities Nurses Face

Posted June 12, 2020

Nearly 3 million nurses work on the frontlines and behind the scenes protecting all of us here in the United States. These essential workers have the skills to heal and treat patients while also supporting other medical professionals. They are regularly in harm’s way, because of the work related hazards faced by nurses and health […]

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What Dentists Need to Know About Disability Insurance During COVID-19

Posted May 18, 2020

Throughout the coronavirus outbreak, the public and media have focused a great deal of attention on the impact of medical doctors – and rightly so. However, the economic and mental impact on other professions, especially dentists, is also immense. This week, a United States Senator from Maine, Susan Collins, discussed this very issue. Americans are […]

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Long Term Mental Health Issues Due to COVID-19

Posted May 10, 2020

Imagine being a nurse in a critical care or ICU unit over the last 90 days. You spend long hours caring for people who are critically sick with a new illness, many of whom will die. There are no proven treatments, vaccines, or cures, so all you are able to do is offer the very […]

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Virtual Doctor’s Visits Are Now Becoming the Norm

Posted April 15, 2020

Google and the Internet are making it easier for healthcare consumers to access virtual medical options, which is crucial at a time when shelter in place orders are keeping hundreds of millions of people indoors. Searches and maps have been made available by Google which is also working to help doctors get up to speed […]

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COVID-19 PTSD Depression and Long Term Disability

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In January, many people read about the dangers posed by something called the “coronavirus” happening in China and for some it caused an immediate panic, a fear or sadness that has just gotten more pervasive. In February, more people started to fear about their work and the mounting depression and anxiety began to get worse. […]

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