Long Term Disability

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What is the meaning of “regular occupation” in a disability insurance policy?

Most people assume that if they become unable to perform their usual work on account of sickness or injury, that they would qualify to receive benefits under their work-sponsored long-term disability insurance coverage. That may not be the case, though. In Nichols v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., 2019 WL 2223614 (5th Cir. May 23, […]

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and LTD benefits

In recent years, there has been greater recognition of post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly referred to as PTSD. Many veterans returning from overseas conflicts experience PTSD, but the condition is not limited to former military. PTSD may occur following a significant injury or psychological shock and results in persistent mental or emotional distress. According to the […]

How you talk to your doctor matters

After you experience an injury or sickness that affects your ability to work, obtaining disability benefits can be as difficult as trying to recover physically. Even if you have purchased disability insurance or have long-term disability insurance (LTD) coverage through your employer, you may not fully understand how to tap into those benefits when the […]