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Lyme Disease Is a Mental Illness? Your Disability Insurer May Think So

Posted May 10, 2018

Helping Those Suffering from Lyme Disease Get the Disability Benefits They Deserve With the arrival of summer, most of the nation knows it’s time to break out the bug spray. Lyme disease has become a serious medical concern around the country with devastating long term problems. It’s even reported that disease-carrying ticks are appearing in […]

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Risk of Relapse versus Relapse Anxiety: When Can You Get Individual or Group Long-Term Disability Benefits After A Heart Attack?

Posted May 1, 2018

Helping Our Clients With Heart Disease and Claim Issues Heart failure, whether due to coronary artery disease, mitral valve prolapse, or a congenital heart defect, may leave your heart weaker than before. A heart attack typically blocks the heart’s blood supply, resulting in heart damage. The longer a heart attack blocks your heart’s blood supply, […]

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“Normal Age-Related Findings” versus Spinal Herniation: A Common Disability Litigation Fight

Posted April 24, 2018

Helping Claimants Recognize Disability Insurers’ Tricks Can you guess what the most common disabling condition in the United States is? That’s right, musculoskeletal disabilities, including arthritis, back pain, and spinal degeneration. Almost 40 percent of the population suffers from some type of musculoskeletal injury. While these injuries don’t always disable the people they strike, they […]

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Loss of Value Insurance and Your Division I Athletes: What Colleges and Universities Need to Know

Posted April 19, 2018

Loss of Value (LoV) insurance is a little-known type of disability insurance designed to protect the future of elite, first-, second- or third-round draft picks. LoV specifically covers a student-athlete’s anticipated rookie contract value. Universities can arrange for the player or his family to purchase LoV insurance policies, which may kick in to supplement that […]

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Tips for filing a long-term disability insurance claim for migraines

Posted February 5, 2018

Migraine headaches can be a real problem for many Americans, and these painful headaches can become so unbearable that sufferers are unable to reliably work. Despite their incapacitating limitations, headache disability claims are often fraught with claim hurdles. Here are some facts and tips to consider before filing an individual or group long-term disability insurance […]

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PRE-EXISTING PROBLEM MUST SUBSTANTIALLY CONTRIBUTE TO DISABILITY

Posted December 30, 2017

A disability insurance policy financially protects the policyholder by making wage replacement payments, usually at the level of two-thirds of earnings, if the person cannot work because of disability. Many disability policies have a pre-existing condition clause, which excludes coverage if the insured has been seen for a medical condition during a determined timeframe called […]

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Filing A Disability Claim For Parkinson’s Disease

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Did you know that nervous systems disorders like Parkinson’s disease are a leading cause of long-term disability claims? Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, and this estimation does not include the thousands of cases that go undetected. Over time, this disease is known to make daily living – and working – […]

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Disabled by Depression: Tips for Filing an Individual or Group Long-Term Disability Claim

Posted August 16, 2017

A common thread among individual and group disability insurance policies, particularly for private insurers, is the explicit or implicit requirement of physicality for disability claim approvals. Sometimes, this requirement is made explicit by the policy’s language, which may categorically exclude mental disorders and conditions. Other times, this need to list a physical illness or injury […]

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Substance Abuse and Addiction Issues

Posted July 24, 2017

No one is immune and you are not alone. Substance abuse plagues people from all walks of life and remains a misunderstood form of disability. Not everyone believes that addiction and substance abuse should be considered a disability. One thing everyone can agree on is that substance abuse and addiction can quickly become a truly […]

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Heart Attack as A Disability: Understanding The Facts and Myths

Posted February 25, 2017

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February is American Heart Month, so you’ve probably seen lots of news about identification and prevention of heart conditions. But what happens if you’ve already had a heart attack?

Many people wonder if they can receive disability benefits for the aftereffects of a heart attack. In this podcast episode, we team up with Gary Pozsik of Health, Wealth, and Happiness to address the common myths and facts about filing for disability benefits due to a heart attack.

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