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Facing up to the Costs of Long-Term Care

Posted October 22, 2007

October 22, 2007 NEW YORK (Money Magazine) — Some insurance decisions are easy. Take life insurance. You know you need it to replace the income your spouse and kids would lose if you died. Insurers don’t have much leeway to dispute claims for death benefits because “deceased” is a pretty definite condition. After you decide […]

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New Insurance Web Site Launched

Posted September 11, 2007

A new web site specialized on information on Disability and Long-Term Care Insurance has been launched by famous Frank N. Darras, a nation’s leading disability and long-term care insurance lawyer, according to a press release. I found the new web site, www.darrasnews.com to have a variety of timely news articles to help define issues in […]

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How to Make $5 Million

Posted August 26, 2007

Frank Darras knows all about motivation. When he graduated from law school in 1986, all he wanted in terms of material wealth was a middle-class life for his wife and kids.

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Heather Conner: Case Manager Paralegal at DarrasLaw

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Heather Conner is a case manager paralegal for famed plaintiff’s attorney Frank Darras. Her daily responsibilities include working on all of the litigated cases, writing all of the ERISA appeals, reviewing new cases, setting up mediations, answering written discovery, calculating damages, and trial preparation. Currently, she works on a team that handles disability and long-term […]

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ERISA- The Great Equalizer or Playground Bully?

Posted August 15, 2007

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA); a federal law that sets standards for private pension and employee benefit plans—could be a friend or foe. It all depends on who you ask. ERISA requires disability and medical plans to provide participants with specific information about plan features and funding, and it establishes certain […]

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Insurance Woes: Separating the Good from the Bad

Posted July 27, 2007

Your mailbox and email box is likely stuffed with insurance offers. Some types of coverage —like auto, homeowners, and life—is often essential, while the need for other kinds of insurance is questionable, or even doubtful. Here’s how to decide whether it’s better to pay up or take a pass: Mortgage Insurance. This type of coverage […]

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Analysis: Reneging on Long-Term Care?

Posted July 26, 2007

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) — As the market for long-term care insurance expands, seniors may find their golden years at risk in the midst an insurance gold rush. “These are people who are sick, tired and old,” said Frank Darras, a California attorney who specializes in long-term care cases. “They bought a product supposed to […]

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She Refused to Just Go Away

Posted July 12, 2007

American Association for Justice Long-term care insurance is a big business. Carriers try to hook our parents and grandparents by dangling the promise of peace and security in slick four-color brochures, chock-full of catchy phrases: “Protecting everything you work for,” “Our long-term care insurance preserves your financial assets, while providing you choice and flexibility,” “We’re […]

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Long-Term Care Insurance Has Its Rewards But May Not Be for Everyone

Posted June 28, 2007

USA TODAY Long-term care insurance is a wonderful thing,” says Judy Koehler, a state government worker in Southfield, Mich. Koehler’s mother, Lillian Jurcak, spent four months in a hospital in 1998 with emphysema before she died. Long-term care insurance paid most of the bill, and did so promptly. Unfortunately, many people’s experiences with long-term care […]

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Insuring Affordable Medical Care

Posted June 26, 2007

As Older Americans Use Long-Term Insurance, Some Struggle to Collect Coverage More than 6 million Americans have long-term care insurance, and while the policies are supposed to cover nursing home or at-home care for recipients, many policy holders find it impossible to get paid. That was the experience of Vera Smith, the daughter of former […]

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