A common reason that a disability insurance company will cite to deny a long-term disability claim is that there are no “restrictions or limitations”. Essentially, the disability case manager has reached the conclusion that the medical condition the claimant is suffering from and the symptoms the claimant is experiencing are not severe enough that they [...]Read the rest of this entry »
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The definition of disability is the crucial backbone of every disability insurance policy. Both group long-term disability (LTD) policies and individual policies contain a definition or a test which a claimant must meet in order to be eligible for benefits. The definition can take many forms, but the fundamental elements can be expressed as follows:
Disability insurance companies often deny legitimate disability claims on grounds that there is “no objective evidence of disability”. This reason can be expressed in several alternate ways. For example, that symptoms are “self-reported” or “subjective in nature”. However couched, the fundamental message is that the insurance company does not accept you are experiencing severe pain [...]Read the rest of this entry »
Group long-term disability (LTD) insurance is designed to protect employees of a company in the event that they become disabled as a result of a sickness or an accidental injury. The insurance pays out a monthly benefit if the employee is unable to work in their own occupation.
However, most group LTD policies contain a [...]