How to dispute an insurance claim denial

If a disability, health or life insurance claim is denied, gathering information, staying within deadlines and communicating with all relevant parties to gather necessary information is essential in order to overturn the decision. When a dispute over any insurance benefits arises, being told “no” is not the final word. If the coverage at issue is […]

When ERISA preempts state laws for employee benefits

The subject of pre-emption under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act is challenging, as illustrated by multiple Supreme Court rulings that have attempted to address pre-emption issues. The general rule is that any state law which relates to employee benefit plans is pre-empted if the law conflicts with the administration of an ERISA claim. However, […]

FAQs you should be asking about disability insurance

Obtaining disability insurance is tricky. If you are purchasing coverage to supplement employer-supplied insurance or seeking insurance because you have no other coverage, there are a lot of variables to consider. It’s a sad fact, but many Americans give little thought to disability insurance coverage until it is needed. Understanding the following information will strengthen […]