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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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Colorado Bill Aims to Prevent Unum-like Denials

In an April 1, 2010 article appearing on lawyersandsettlements.com, Gordon Gibb reports: With an eye towards preventing the kinds of practices once employed by Unum over the years and under a variety of names, including First Unum, Unum Insurance and … Continue reading

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FCC Proposes Improvements in Advanced Communications for Consumers with Disabilities

Back in October 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (“CVAA”), which has been characterized by the FCC as the “most significant piece of accessibility legislation since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities … Continue reading

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Comitz Beethe: Proud Sponsor Of Western Regional Dental Convention

Disability insurance lawyer Ed Comitz and Phoenix-based law firm Comitz | Beethe are proud to show our continuing support for the Arizona dental community as a sponsor of the Western Regional Dental Convention to be held March 3-5, 2011 in downtown Phoenix. … Continue reading

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Unemployment Rate for Disabled Individuals Rose Along With Social Security Claims

A report in the San Francisco Chronicle states that the quarterly unemployment rate for people with disabilities has climbed along with claims made under Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). An Allsup Disability Study shows that for the third quarter of 2010, disabled … 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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Run ‘n’ Roll Event Held at U of A in Tucson

Jim Click’s Run ‘n’ Roll race was recently held at the University of Arizona, a college campus known nationally for its outstanding road-racing and track teams for wheelchair athletes.  Disability insurance law firm Comitz | Beethe congratulates Wheelchair Race winner Kaleb Kallapa … Continue reading

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Tucson, Arizona Legislative Candidates’ Forum on Disability Policy

Secretary of State candidate Chris Deschene and nineteen Southern Arizona state legislative district candidates participated in a forum on disability policy on October 15, 2010 at the Tucson Marriott University Park. Peri Jude Radecic, the Executive Director of the Arizona Center … Continue reading

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Senate Finance Committee Hearing Held to Discuss Abuses in LTD Insurance Industry

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee held a full committee hearing on September 28, 2010, titled, “Do Private Long-Term Disability Policies Provide the Protection They Promise?”  At the hearing, the Finance Committee and expert witnesses discussed what are at times the abusive practices … Continue reading

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Disability Insurance Claims: Who Gets Denied?

Answer:  According to  Ed Comitz, Phoenix disability insurance attorney, the answer is individuals with neck and back pain. Musculoskeletal disorders comprise 23% of new disability claims filed each year, says the Council for Disability Awareness, an insurance industry trade group.  You … Continue reading

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