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The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Dentists Make When Filing a Disability Claim (Mistake #1)

We have been counting down the list of The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Dentists Make When Filing a Claim for Disability, adapted from disability insurance attorney Ed Comitz’s article, published by SEAK, Inc. (2005), and have now reached the number one mistake. … Continue reading

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The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Dentists Make When Filing a Disability Claim (Mistake #2)

Continuing with the list of The Ten Biggest Legal Mistakes Dentists Make, as adapted from disability attorney Ed Comitz’s article, published by SEAK, Inc. (2005), is Mistake #2. MISTAKE NO. 2:   Misunderstanding the Definitions of “Disability” and “Occupation” Because there is no … Continue reading

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The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Dentists Make When Filing a Disability Claim (Mistake #3)

Continuing with the list of the Ten Biggest Mistakes Legal Mistakes Dentists Make When Filing a Claim for Disability, is Mistake #3. MISTAKE NO. 3:  Inadequate Documentation. When submitting a claim and speaking with their carrier, it is important that dentists take notes … Continue reading

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Don’t Toss the Policy (NOT REWRITTEN YET)

Don’t Toss the Policy: Important Documents for a Disability Insurance Claim If you are a doctor, dentist, or other professional considering filing a disability insurance claim, there are some key documents you should collect and keep in order to properly … Continue reading

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The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Dentists Make When Filing a Disability Claim (Mistake #4)

MISTAKE NO. 4:  Blindly Attending an Independent Medical Exam After submitting their claim, dentists may be asked to submit to an “independent” medical examination by someone chosen and paid for by their insurer.  They may also be asked to undergo exams … Continue reading

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In Today’s Uncertain Financial Environment, How Difficult Will It Be for You to Collect on Your Disability Policy?

Attorney Ed Comitz’s article “In Today’s Uncertain Financial Environment, How Difficult Will It Be for You to Collect on Your Disability Policy?” was recently published in the July/August 2010 edition of  The Journal of Medical Practice Management.   The full article is … Continue reading

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The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Dentists Make When Filing a Disability Claim (Mistake #5)

Mistake #5 in the list of The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Dentists Make When Filing a Claim for Disability, adapted from disability attorney Ed Comitz’s article published by SEAK, Inc., (2005) is: MISTAKE NO. 5:  Believing All Mental Conditions Are Excluded or … Continue reading

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Insurers Use High-Pressure “Return to Work” Programs to Terminate Disability Insurance Benefits

A personal return to work plan can be useful and empowering when it is the product of careful consideration between a disability insurance claimant, his doctor, and his attorney. In the hands of an disability insurer, however, a return to … Continue reading

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The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Dentists Make When Filing a Disability Claim (Mistake #6)

[Excerpt from disability insurance attorney Edward O. Comitz’s article, The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Dentists Make When Filing a Claim for Disability] MISTAKE NO. 6:  Engaging in Inadequate Communication with Treating Physician Dentists should not discuss their claim or that they are … Continue reading

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The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Dentists Make When Filing a Disability Claim (Mistake #7)

Next in the list of The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Dentists Make When Filing a Claim for Disability, adopted from the article by disability insurance attorney Edward O. Comitz, published by SEAK, Inc. (2005): MISTAKE NO. 7:  Quantifying Time Dentists should be … Continue reading

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