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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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In Today’s Uncertain Financial Environment, How Difficult Will It Be for You to Collect on Your Disability Policy?

In the July/August 2010 edition of The Journal of Medical Practice Management, Ed Comitz discusses the difficulties that physicians face in collecting under their disability insurance policies in today’s economy. The full article is indexed in Medline and can also … 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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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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Your Insurance Company “Likes” You on Facebook

Insurers are making full use of the plethora of detailed information available on the Internet to keep tabs on claimants. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Google+, and other social networking websites are used to scope out claimants with the hope of catching … 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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Disabled Doctor Wins Battle Against Unum Life

Salient News recently reported on a disabled doctor who won a jury trial against Unum. The doctor had to fight to receive disability insurance benefits to which he was entitled. As his attorney stated: Unum has shown a long-standing pattern … 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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