Long Term Disability

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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 […]

Insurer’s bid to use videotape to halt disability benefits finds no takers

Surveillance may sometimes be a useful tool in detecting potential insurance fraud. In a recent California case, however, video surveillance obtained by a disability insurer was insufficient to convince a judge that it correctly decided to terminate an insured’s benefit payments. The case of Fleming v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, 2018 WL 6133859 […]