Category Archives: Disability Insurance Attorney

Disability Insurance and the Dentist: Can You Collect on Your Disability Insurance Policy?

You have worked as a dentist for your entire career.  Your family relies on you, and you have numerous financial obligations both at the office and at home.  The stress associated with a disability can cause you significant problems, including, for example, … Continue reading

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Degenerative Disk Disease and the Dentist

I meet with dentists on a regular basis to discuss physical health issues that impact their ability to practice.  Many of my clients have been diagnosed with cervical or lumbar degenerative disk disease and want to know more about this … Continue reading

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Dentists and Disability

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Article by Ed Comitz this month in the Arizona Dental Association’s Publication “Inscriptions” re Whether Your Disability Insurer Can Dictate the Terms of Your Care

Inscriptions, the monthly publication of the Arizona Dental Association, features an article in the October issue by disability insurance attorney Edward Comitz and Comitz | Beethe summer associate Michael Vincent.  The article analyzes the question of whether the terms of … Continue reading

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The Ethical Component in Knowing When It’s Time to File a Disability Claim

The dentist considering a disability insurance claim is faced with a difficult decision: is it really time to look after his own health, or should he just keep working through the pain?  An article by Richard Gunderman, a Professor at Indiana University’s … Continue reading

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Disability Insurance Bad Faith In Arizona and the Delegation of Administrative Duties: A Legal Primer

Under Arizona law, the relationship between an insured and its insurer is a special relationship that gives rise to duties not ordinarily found in other contractual agreements. Rawlings v. Apodaca, 151 Ariz. 149, 163, 726 P.2d 565, 579 (1986); Dodge v. Fidelity & … Continue reading

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Comitz | Beethe: Solid Record With All Major Disability Insurance Carriers

The attorneys at the Scottsdale-based law firm Comitz | Beethe  have resolved cases in Arizona and throughout the nation with all of the leading disability insurance carriers and third-party administrators  in the country, including, among many others: AVMA, Berkshire, Boston Mutual, CIGNA, Disability Management Services (“DMS”), … Continue reading

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Edward O. Comitz Named Among the Top 5% in Commercial Litigation

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California Department of Insurance Fines Unum $8 Million, Labels It an “Outlaw” Company

Last year when the insurance commissioners of all but 2 of the 50 states agreed to a $15 million multi-state settlement against Unum, California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi rejected the settlement because he believed that it did not go far … Continue reading

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