No. 4 – The 2008 economy and the payment of long-term disability benefits.
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 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 long-term disability or ERISA carrier, immediately contact Nancy Cavey at Cavey & Barrett to assist you in your long-term disability claim. There are things that can be done to expedite the handling of your long-term disability or ERISA claim. Remember, long-term disability insurance companies think that they can outlast long-term disability claimants. Our advice and counsel help you understand what your carrier is doing and help you prepare yourself financially.