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Denied Long Term Disability Benefits Because of the Lack of Medical Treatment | Tampa Bay Disability Insurance Lawyer

I am often asked if a long term disability carrier can deny a claim for long term disability benefits because my client can't afford to get medical treatment?It is not uncommon for a long term disability recipient to lose their health coverage and be unable to obtain medical treatment. On the other hand, there are long term disability applicants whose medical condition is stable and while they remain disabled, there is really no treatment that would result in any significant improvement. While, in some circumstances, failure to seek treatment or failure to follow a prescribed treatment can be used...

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Long Term Disability Insurance Benefits Denied Because of Transferable Skills | St. Petersburg Disability Insurance Lawyer

My long term disability carrier says I have "transferrable skills" and is denying my claim for benefits. What are transferrable work skills? Transferrable work skills are skills that are transferrable to a similar or related job. The long term disability carrier will have a vocational rehabilitation counselor review your file to determine whether you have skills that are transferrable to other jobs. It is common to see this done when the standard of proof for your long term disability benefits changes from the inability to engage in your own occupation to an inability to engage in any other occupation by...

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Federal Court Fines UNUM for Requiring LTD Receipents to File False Social Secuirty Disability Claims | Tampa Long Term Disability Attorney

Unum was found quilty of requring LTD applicants to file for Social Security Disability even if the applicant was not entitled or eligible for Social Secuity Disability. The court found that UNUM conduct was a violation of the false claim's Act and fined UNUM $11,000 for each violation.If you have been required by UNUM to file a claim for Social Security Disability, contact Cavey and Barrett.The full text of the decision is found below"2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24340, *UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ex rel. PATRICK J. LOUGHREN, Plaintiff, v. UNUMPROVIDENT CORP., et al., Defendants. Here, although each...

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Has Your Claim for Long Term Disability Benefits Been Denied Because You “Did Not Put Forth Your Best Efforts In Psychological Testing?” | Florida Long Term Disability Lawyer

Long-term disability carriers routinely hire companies such as the Reed Group, to review long-term disability claims. Unfortunately, the Reed Group will use, as a basis for denying claims, an allegation that a psychiatrically disabled person hasn’t put forth their best efforts in neuropsychological testing based on tests of memory validity. The Reed Group will conclude that you haven’t been “cooperating” under the terms of the plan. As a result, your cliaim for long term disability benefits will be denied.If your claim for long-term disability benefits has been denied or the long term disability carrier wants to send you to...

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The 2009 Economy and the Payment of Long Term Disability Benefits. | St. Petersburg Long Term Disability Lawyer

At Cavey & Barrett we are seeing a "slow pace strategy" by long-term disability carriers. We have found that carriers aren't "receiving paperwork," asking for the same information over and over, suggesting that they need information, indicating that there is a delay in getting information from physicians. These are all delay tactics that the long term disability carriers are using to delay payment to you.With stock prices down and a lack of investment income earnings, disability insurance companies are taking longer to determine disability claims and to pay long-term disability benefits.If you are experiencing any of these problems with your...

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What Is ERISA and Why Should I Care if I am a Long Term Disability Applicant? | Florida Long Term Disability Lawyer

If you have a long term disability policy through your employer you may not have the peace of mind you thought you bought. Nancy Cavey, a Florida long term disability lawyer, has written an article about the difference between a long term disability policy you have bought from a disability agent and an ERISA policy who have gotten through your employer. The difference is like night and day and can make a big difference to the financial stability of your family.You may not have the protection for disability you thought you had when you bought your long term disability policy.Answering...

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What Every Medical Professional Needs to Know about Disability Insurance Policies | Medical Professionals Disability Insurance Lawyer

Every medical professional should have a long term disability policy to protect themselves and their family if they became disabled. Do you know the 3 different types of long term policies or the advantages/ disadvantages of each. Nancy Cavey, a long term disability attorney who specializes in helping medical professionals with their disability claims, has written an article, "What Every Medical Professional Needs to Know about Disability Insurance"Make sure that you have protected your income and standard of living!Answering these broad-based questions isn't easy. Help is a phone call away. You can contact Nancy Cavey, an experienced long-term disability attorney...

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How Difficult is it to Get Long Term Disability Benefits? | Florida Disability Insurance Lawyer

The long term disability insurance company is in the business of collecting premium dollars and not paying out dollars!The long term disability claims process is lenghty and complex. Nancy Cavey, a Florida based long term disability lawyer, has written a consumer's guide, "Robbed of Your Peace of Mind, to assist you in understanding your long term disability policy and the mistakes that can destroy your long term disability claim.Dealing with the long term disability insurance company when you are ill, in pain, and taking medication can be very difficult.Cavey and Barrett specializes in private and group disability insurance claims. Disability...

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7 Tips for Long Term Disability Policy Holders Before Applying for Benefits | Tampa Bay Disability Insurance Lawyer

Before applying for long term disability benefits there are 7 things you should do to protect yourself.Nancy Cavey, Hillsborough and Pinellas County, Florida disability insurance lawyer, who has written a free consumer quide to long term disabiity policies called "Robbed of Your Peace of Mind" suggests that long-term disability applicants call and:(1) get a copy of their policy;(2) read the policy and the directions for filing their claim and follow every step;(3) make a copy of everything you send to the disability carrier;(4) send everything to the long term disability carrier with return receipt request to prove that you sent...

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The 2009 Economy and UNUM’s Payment of Long Term Disability Benefits | Florida Insurance Disability Lawyer

At Cavey & Barrett we are seeing a “slow pace strategy” and out right denial of valid claims by long-term disability carriers such as UNUM. This delay or denial is for the benefit of long term disability carrier. This aggressive claims handling has resulted in increased profits for UNUM. According to a UNUM Group Q1 2009 Earnings Call transript on May 4, 2009 "group disability earnings were 44% higher driven by strong risk results"...

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