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Helping disabled policyholders secure the benefits to which they are entitled

When a person develops a debilitating disease or suffers some sort of incapacitating injury, it can be devastating on multiple levels. For instance, they may no longer be able to enjoy their favorite hobbies, engage in as many family activities or even continue working in their chosen profession.

It comes but once a year: May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month

It may not be noted in your Outlook calendar, but May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month. Not exactly a Hallmark occasion, the program was sponsored by Life Happens, a nonprofit organization of insurance industry professionals that, according to its website, strives "to inspire the public to take personal financial responsibility through the ownership of life insurance and related products."

You have the right to seek the benefits you deserve

Taking care of your health is a critical part of life. This is why the federal government has passed certain laws to protect the health and health care rights of American workers. Unfortunately, not all companies abide by these laws and regulations.

What is long-term disability insurance? p2

As we said in our last post, long-term disability insurance is wage replacement insurance. Health insurance, auto insurance, life insurance, property insurance -- they reimburse insureds for the expense or a portion of the expense of a covered event. Long-term and short-term disability insurance kick in when a covered event affects the insured's earning power.

Payment of long-term care policies often delayed or denied

Many long-term-care insurance policies do pay out. However, according to attorneys and consumer advocates there are a number of circumstances when individuals will spend a substantial amount of time trying to collect upon these policies.

When your insurance company doesn't fulfill its obligations

Most Americans are aware of the importance of homeowner's insurance, health insurance, car insurance, and life insurance, but when it comes to disability insurance there seems to be a bit more of a disconnect. There are a variety of reasons for this, but the bottom line is that not enough Americans have the coverage they need if they end up becoming disabled.

Officer with PTSD wins long-term disability insurance battle

Last week the community of Newtown, Connecticut, solemnly commemorated the anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Florida residents were just as shaken as the rest of the country by the events that unfolded that day, one that will probably never leave the hearts and minds of the people directly affected by the tragedy.

Chronic fatigue syndrome may finally have treatment

One of the problems anyone who has filed a long-term disability insurance claim in Miami has had is proving disability. Oftentimes, insurance companies will try very hard to deny benefits by claiming an applicant is not disabled or by arguing that while the applicant may not be able to perform his or her old job, there are still things that he or she can do. Sometimes, insurance companies may deny someone their insurance claims because the company has said the individual is not permanently disabled. Working with a disability insurance attorney, however, may be one of the best ways to get the disability insurance benefits an applicant deserves.