Long Term Disability

Back to Insights

How long does it take to get approved for long-term disability benefits?

The timeline from application to a decision on a long-term disability claim is generally set by the terms of the plan itself. But disability policies that are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) must adhere to the Department of Labor’s ERISA claims regulations, which include timelines for issuing a decision […]

Why do I need long term disability insurance?

It’s estimated that one in four people entering the workforce today will experience a disability lasting a year or more before they reach retirement age. Many of those impacted are eligible for Social Security disability benefits, but Social Security disability insurance has many limitations. First, it typically provides only 50% income […]

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, […]