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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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Why Is It So Hard to Collect on My Disability Insurance Policy?

Attorney Ed Comitz’s article, Why Is It So Hard to Collect on My Disability Insurance Policy? Avoiding Mistakes when Filing a Claim, was published by Whitehall Management in its May/June 2010 Newsletter magazine. The article explains why dentists and other healthcare … Continue reading

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Too Sick to Work? They Disagree

In the February 10, 2010 edition of SmartMoney Magazine, Brad Reagan writes: Once employees go on disability, critics say, insurers today are more likely to require hour-long chats on the phone, hound patients for medical updates and push them back to work … 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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Unum’s Profitability May Be Illusory in Light of Reserve Cuts, According to Barron’s

Disability insurer Unum has increased profits by trimming an account that reserves against future claims.  According to Barron’s, because Unum was wracked with scandal and unprofitability over the last decade, largely due to its administration of poorly underwritten and priced … 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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