Category Archives: Resources

Regulate Yourself: Physicians Underreport Impaired Colleagues

A study by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that physicians often do not report colleagues suffering from a disability. Patients are instead forced to rely upon their doctor’s own assessment of his health; this can endanger patients … Continue reading

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Arizona Disability Advocacy Coalition Honors Cottonwood Grocery Store

The Safeway grocery store in Cottonwood, Arizona was recently honored at the Arizona Disability Advocacy Coalition’s ADA Gala.  The store received the Justice and Equality Employment Liberty Award as “a community member or organization that has made a positive, proactive … Continue reading

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Disability Community Leaders Honored

The Arizona Disability Advocacy Coalition (AzDAC) recently announced the recipients of their 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Awards. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Those honored included: Arizona Humane Society and the Cottonwood Safeway … Continue reading

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Ed Comitz Publishes “Disability Insurance and the Specialized Anesthesiologist”

Ed Comitz recently published an article, “Disability Insurance and the Specialized Anesthesiologist,” in Anesthesiology News. The article discusses how sub-specialized anesthesiologists can collect on their own-occupation disability insurance policies despite working in a new sub-specialty. Read:   Disability Insurance and the Specialized Anesthesiologist

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How Much Disability Insurance Should You Have?

How much disability and long-term care coverage do you need? Health problems may be a common cause of forced retirement, but what do you look for in a policy? In a DoctorPlanning.com article, “Planning for Possible Health Problems: How Much … Continue reading

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Ed Comitz Speaks at NorthStar Resource Group’s Annual Convention

Attorney Ed Comitz recently spoke at NorthStar Resource Group’s Annual Convention, held in Paradise Valley, Arizona, to a group of investment advisors. His topic: The Top 10 Mistakes Physicians Make When Buying Disability Insurance. Discussion included current disability insurance claim … Continue reading

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Ed Comitz Interviewed in Physicians Practice Magazine

Ed Comitz was recently interviewed in the January 2010 issue of Physicians Practice magazine about what physicians should look for when purchasing disability insurance policies. Mr. Comitz discussed disability insurance claims, issues with coverage, different types of policies, and examples … Continue reading

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Sun Life Faces Michigan Class Action Over Its Disability Policies

A woman suffering from a severe back injury recently filed a lawsuit against her insurer, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, alleging that the company violated Michigan’s insurance reforms by including discretionary clauses within its policies. These discretionary clauses affect … Continue reading

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Business Partners: AOMA and Comitz | Beethe

Comitz | Beethe has been endorsed by the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association as a preferred law firm for its members, particularly in the areas of healthcare litigation and disability insurance. Mr. Comitz represents disabled physicians who are applying for, or … Continue reading

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Unum Reduces Future Claim Reserves

Unum, one of the largest disability insurance companies, has increased its profits by reducing an account that holds reserves against future claims. According to Barron’s, by slashing these reserves, Unum was able to add $292 million to its $1.1 billion … Continue reading

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