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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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Physician’s Guide to Choosing a Disability Insurance Policy

For doctors, disability insurance can be an essential step for protecting income in case they no longer practice. However, the insurance industry has made policies so confusing that it can be difficult to choose the right disability policy with the … Continue reading

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When Doctors Become Patients

A recent New York Times article by Eric D. Manheimer, medical director of Bellevue Hospital Center and author of the memoir “Twelve Patients”, gives a firsthand account of what it’s like for a physician to suddenly become a patient.  This … Continue reading

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Don’t Toss the Policy: Important Documents for a Disability Insurance Claim

If you are a physician, dentist, or other professional considering filing a claim on your disability insurance, there are some important documents you should collect and keep organized in order to properly understand and document your claim, including: Your disability insurance policy The … 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 at the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association’s 30th Annual Fall Seminar

Comitz | Beethe, a business partner of the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association, will be an exhibitor tomorrow at the 30th Annual Fall Seminar at the Omni Tucson National in Tucson, Arizona.  The topic at this year’s Tucson convention is  collecting on disability insurance … Continue reading

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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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Why Is It So Hard to Collect on My Disability Insurance Policy?

Phoenix disability insurance attorney Ed Comitz’s article, “Why Is It So Hard to Collect on My Disability Insurance Policy? Avoiding Mistakes when Filing a Claim, was published by Whitehall Management in its May/June 2010 Newsletter magazine. In the article, Ed … 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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