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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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Women with Disabilities Suffer Greater Risks than Men

A new study by The State Farm Center for Women & Financial Services at The American College indicates women have a higher risk of suffering both physically and financially from disability than men.  One statistic in the study shows women … 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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Senate Committee Investigates Long-Term Disability Insurance Policies

The US Senate Finance Committee recently held a hearing titled “Do Private Long-Term Disability Policies Provide the Protection They Promise?” The Committee’s witnesses testified to the abusive practices of insurance companies in handling disability claims. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max … Continue reading

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AAJ Names Ten Worst Insurers

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) recently released its report on “The Ten Worst Insurance Companies in America.” The AAJ reached its conclusions after a thorough investigation of insurers’ legal and financial filings. Read the entire report: The Ten Worst Insurance Companies in … Continue reading

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Insurers Pressure Claimants to “Return to Work”

When a personal return to work plan has been developed between a disability insurance claimant, his doctor, and his attorney, it can be both useful and empowering. But insurers often use their own return to work plans to pressure claimants … Continue reading

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Northwestern Mutual’s Website Shows How Disability Insurers Interpret and Apply “Own Occupation Coverage”

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, a major disability insurer for dentists and physicians, has recently created a new website, the “Disability Income Insurance Knowledge Center.” Northwestern claims that this website will assist policyholders in understanding the terms of their own-occupation disability … 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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