Entries by J.J. Conway

A Basic Guide to ERISA Benefits Claims for Non-ERISA Lawyers

What is ERISA? “ERISA” is an acronym standing for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 which went into effect on January 1, 1975. The statute was designed to protect employee pensions and other employee benefits. 29 U.S.C. §1001 et seq. The statute changed the landscape of employee benefits law by requiring that all […]

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Do You Have An ERISA Disability Claim? Print This Article, and Take It to Your Doctor

It should come as no surprise that doctors want to practice medicine. Doctors do not want to complete claims forms or be dragged into litigation. No one knows this better than ERISA disability insurance companies.  In fact, among the many strategies used to stack the odds in their favor, ERISA disability insurers will often send […]

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Anticipation is Your Best Offense: A Basic Guide To Keeping Your ERISA Long-Term Disability Claim Approved

Insurance companies can make the processing of a long-term disability claim unimaginably difficult. When a disability insurance company issues a written denial, its reasoning can seem insulting, insensitive, even callous. Litigation is always available as a means of holding difficult disability insurance companies accountable.  However, it is often more effective to take active measures in […]

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Long-Term Disability Insurance Update: An Online ‘Friend’ You May Not ‘Like’

  Disability insurance claimants are attracting online ‘friends’ they could do without. There has been an increase in the number of cases involving the premature termination or denial of long-term disability insurance benefits owing to a claimant’s imprudent use of social media. Now, the administrative service contracts of many disability insurance plans include, as a […]