Tag Archives: disability insurance claims

Provident Life Tries to Short-End Disabled Doctor

Disability insurance companies may try to classify your disability claim as one resulting from “sickness” rather than “accident” or “injury.”  The difference matters because most disability insurance policies include separate sickness and accident provisions that affect limits of disability payment. … Continue reading

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Disability Insurance Claim Law Firm Comitz | Beethe Ranked Among Top 5 Boutique Law Firms In Arizona

The disability insurance claim law firm of Comitz | Beethe was named in Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business as among the top 5 boutique law firms in Arizona for 2011.  Every year, Arizona Business Magazine lists the top companies with … Continue reading

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Comitz | Beethe: Solid Record With All Major Disability Insurance Carriers

Phoenix-based Comitz | Beethe and its attorneys have resolved cases in Arizona and nationally with all of the leading disability insurance companies and third-party administrators  in the country, including, among many others: Berkshire, Boston Mutual, CIGNA, Disability Management Services (“DMS”), Disability Reinsurance … Continue reading

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Texas Forbids Discretionary Clauses in Insurers’ Policies

The Texas Department of Insurance has promulgated new regulations prohibiting discretionary clauses in health, life, and disability insurance polices in Texas. Discretionary clauses give insurers sole discretion in deciding whether to approve or deny benefits, and affects the standard that … Continue reading

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Unemployment Rate for Disabled Persons Increases in 3Q 2010

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the third-quarter of 2010 saw an increase in the unemployment rate for people with disabilities. Social Security Disability Insurance claims also increased. The Allsup Disability Study found that people with disabilities experienced a 68% … Continue reading

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Colorado Enacts Legislation Blocking Bonuses for Denials

In March 2010, the Colorado Senate proposed legislation aimed at prohibiting insurers from paying bonuses or other financial incentives to claims adjusters for denying or delaying meritorious claims or medical care. The legislation was prompted by a 60 Minutes investigative … Continue reading

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Unum Increases Profits While Workers “Gut it Out”

In an interview, Unum CEO Thomas Watjen remarked that the recession has led to fewer disability claims being filed, because workers are increasingly insecure about their position at work and are more likely to “gut it out” rather than file … Continue reading

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ABC News: The Insurer Who Spied on Me

ABC’s Good Morning America recently reported on an insurance company performing video surveillance of disability insurance claimants and then unfairly cutting off their benefits. Read:  The Insurer Who Spied On Me

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Too Sick to Work? They Disagree

SmartMoney Magazine has a shocking article in the February 10, 2010 edition regarding the tactics of insurance companies in fighting with disabled insureds over whether they are “too sick to work.” For Lori Dawson, the calls of concern would come … 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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