Social Security Attorneys Fees for the Long Term Disability Claimant

By |2019-01-28T08:54:33-04:00January 22nd, 2019|Blog, Long Term Disability|

So many clients report to me that they used a particular Social Security representative because their Long Term Disability insurance company recommended the representative.  It has been told to me any number of times that the disability insurance company representative will tell them the insurance company will pay the attorney’s fees if the long term [...]

Mediations – A Primer

By |2018-12-26T15:43:34-04:00December 26th, 2018|Blog, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability|

Whenever a claim for Long Term Disability benefits goes into a lawsuit, the Court will order the parties to engage in pre-trial settlement procedures, either in the form of arbitration or mediation. Mediation is the course which Long Term Disability benefit claims generally follow.  While the Court orders the parties to mediation, the process is [...]

Treating Doctor Cooperation

By |2018-12-11T15:58:20-04:00December 12th, 2018|Blog, Long Term Disability|

Treating doctor cooperation can feel like a trap. We're uncovering the facts: There is one big stumbling block with evidence in Long Term Disability benefit claims governed by the federal statute known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), 29 U.S.C. §1001, et seq.  That problem relates to medical evidence.  As discussed elsewhere, the trial of the [...]

Mass Mutual Claims

By |2018-11-19T15:31:33-04:00November 26th, 2018|Blog, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability|

 Mass Mutual is a corporation organized pursuant to the laws of the State of Massachusetts.  It has its home office in Springfield, Massachusetts where it also has its claims offices.  Mass Mutual is authorized to do business in the State of Florida.            At Herbert M. Hill, P.A., we have handled [...]

Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company

By |2018-10-31T16:57:28-04:00October 20th, 2018|Blog, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability|

Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company is a corporation organized pursuant to the laws of the State of Pennsylvania. Its home offices are located in New York City and Philadelphia, and its claims offices are located in Philadelphia, as well. Reliance Standard is authorized to do business in the State of Florida. The starting point is [...]

Lyme Disease Disability Benefits

By |2019-01-30T11:27:22-04:00July 10th, 2018|Blog, Long Term Disability|

Your insurance company may attempt to withhold Lyme Disease disability benefits from you. Here’s how we can help prevent this from occurring. This debilitating medical condition first came to my attention during a difficult case some long time ago. I saw the significant impact this insidious disease can have. However, there are Lyme Disease disability [...]

Cigna Long Term Disability Benefits

By |2018-07-19T12:51:47-04:00July 1st, 2018|Blog, Long Term Disability|

It can be stressful trying to get your Cigna Long Term Disability benefits without the help of a lawyer. Here’s why you need a lawyer to help you resolve issues with Life Insurance Company of North America. Cigna is a parent company which has multiple insurance companies under its umbrella.  The primary company with which [...]

Insurance Company To Reduce Long Term Disability Benefits

By |2018-07-16T15:17:37-04:00June 14th, 2014|Blog, Long Term Disability|

Can an Insurance company reduce long term disability benefits? This is a question which frequently comes up in long term disability benefits claims. Although the problem is really not so simple, the starting point in answering the question is found in those documents commonly referred to as the “Plan Documents.”  These are the documents governing [...]

What happens if you’re still on long term disability after two years?

By |2017-06-22T12:49:54-04:00March 2nd, 2011|Blog, Long Term Disability|

What happens if you're still on long term disability after two years is what we'll be speaking about in this post.   In the typical claim for Long Term Disability benefits governed by the federal statute commonly referred to as ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act), if benefits are initially approved and you remain disabled, [...]